Indiana Manufacturer Acquired

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The economic development enterprise of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has acquired a LaPorte County-based manufacturer. D.A. Dodd has offices in Rolling Prairie, Mishawaka and Lafayette as well as a location in Michigan.

April 7, 2015

News Release

Dowagiac, Michigan -- Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming economic development enterprise of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, is pleased to announce the acquisition of D.A. Dodd, Inc., a mechanical trade contractor with operations in Indiana and Michigan. David A. Dodd, chief executive officer, and Mark McKnight, president, will continue to lead D.A. Dodd, both supporting its existing customers and expanding its operations.

"The acquisition of D.A. Dodd represents the Pokagon Band's ongoing commitment to the region through investments, job creation, and diversification of our tribal economy," said John P. Warren, Pokagon Band tribal chairman.

Troy Clay, chief executive officer of Mno-Bmadsen added, "This acquisition represents an important component of our growing Seven Generations building solutions group. D.A. Dodd's mechanical contracting and facilities management services, as well as their offices throughout the region, add a valuable dimension to Seven Generations' operation that includes architecture, engineering, and construction."

As a leader in mechanical contracting since 1995, D.A. Dodd is licensed in both Indiana and Michigan, with geographic coverage including southwest Michigan and north and central Indiana. D.A. Dodd offers a full range of services including plumbing, heating, cooling, refrigeration, industrial process piping installation, design/build and service for commercial, industrial and institutional customers.

According to Clay, "The D.A. Dodd staff are a great addition to our team. Their market knowledge, strong technical leadership and outstanding relationships are tremendously valuable as we expand our businesses in the region." "Having started D.A. Dodd in 1995 and nurturing its development over the past 20 years, I am enthusiastic about the acquisition and what it means for the future of our dedicated staff and the company," said David A. Dodd, chief executive officer of D.A. Dodd. Mark McKnight, president of D.A. Dodd added, "We see a tremendous opportunity to expand into other market sectors including federal agencies and Indian Country, and at the same time supporting our existing customer base on their quest for diversification in their construction projects." D.A. Dodd has offices located in Rolling Prairie, Mishawaka and Lafayette, IN as well as Benton Harbor, MI.

About D.A. Dodd

Founded in 1995, D.A. Dodd, Inc. was formed as a fully bonded, insured, union mechanical contractor with licensing in both Indiana and Michigan. It began operations in Northern Indiana and in 1998 expanded into Southwest Michigan with the opening of a Benton Harbor Branch. In 2001, with increased growth and demand for services, the firm expanded into Central Indiana with the opening of a Lafayette Branch. In 2007 D.A. Dodd opened its Mishawaka Branch to serve as a home base for service technicians operating in the Michiana area. Over the years, D.A. Dodd has handled plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial process piping jobs of all sizes. Its customer base has grown to include customers in commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. With a diverse set of clients including hospitals, private and public schools, colleges and universities, manufacturing facilities, financial institutions and major corporations, D.A. Dodd is poised for continued growth and success throughout the Midwest. More information on D.A. Dodd is available at www.dadodd.com.

About Mno-Bmadsen

Mno-Bmadsen is the economic development enterprise chartered by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to establish and grow for-profit business for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians with a focus on longterm sustainability in all endeavors. Since creation, the Tribe has embraced a network of self-sustaining trade and self-reliance within its community. Mno-Bmadsen is the next step in sustaining the Tribe through mergers, acquisitions and investments that will allow them to continue to thrive in the centuries to come. In addition, Mno-Bmadsen established the Seven Generations building solutions group of companies to support its growing need for design and construction services within the Tribe's geographic and economically controlled land development. The motivation went well beyond the concept of design and engineering as form and function, and incorporates the Tribe's core value of Seven Generation Sustainability -- an ecological concept that urges the current generation of humans to live sustainably and work for the benefit of the seventh generation into the future. More information on Mno-Bmadsen is available at www.Mno-Bmadsen.com.

Source: Mno-Bmadsen