The A.W.T. World Trade Group has acquired the full line of General
cylinder press and other assets of BecMar Corp. of Bailey, Mich.
General Cylinder Press originally developed and patented the cylinder screen
printing press in 1948 and has been manufacturing it since. In addition, the
company has an installed base of hundreds worldwide.
“This is an exciting acquisition for A.W.T. that adds a new
line to our already impressive array of screen printing-related machines,
supplies, parts and services,” said Michael Green,
A.W.T. president. “We intend to shift manufacturing of the General line to our Chicago headquarters and
main manufacturing facility.”
“This is an outstanding opportunity for General to reach a
new level of growth with a well-respected company that has a global presence,”
said Sue Proctor, former owner of BecMar. “We look forwarded to integrating the
product line into A.W.T.’s operations and benefiting from its exceptional
Green said Proctor will join A.W.T. to assist in the
transition and integration of General products into the A.W.T. line.
Over the years, General has developed more than 70 models
and sizes of the cylinder presses capable of print areas ranging from 11x12 in.
to 60x120 in. In addition, the company manufactures stackers and feeders with
applications in other industries.
For more information about A.W.T. World Trade Group, call (773) 777-7100 or visit www.awt-gpi.com
For more information about General Cylinder Press
and BecMar Corp., visit www.becmar.com