Ceramic Industry

Dentsply Makes Acquisition

October 18, 2000
DENTSPLY International Inc. has acquired certain assets and the business of PVI, Inc., doing business as PreVest, Inc., manufacturers of investment materials used in the production of jewelry, dental and industrial castings, in a cash transaction valued at approximately $2 million. The acquisition of this business is expected to add approximately $2-3 million to DENTSPLY's annual sales. PreVest, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is a multi-industry manufacturer of investment powders produced for the precision casting of nearly all metal alloys. The company currently produces more than 75 different high quality investment formulations and associated products for their U.S. and international customers.

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