An Indianapolis-based holding company has acquired a more than century-old Marion County manufacturer. MPI Corp. says it plans to modernize the C.H. Ellis Co. Inc. operations. The company produces and distributes cases for industries including military, medical and industrial.
Former C.H. Ellis President Robert Able will continue to lead the operations part of the business. "We are pleased to have found a buyer who will care for our people and our customers as much as we have. We are looking forward to watching C.H. Ellis continue to thrive and grow with the support that MPI Corporation can bring."
MPI Corp. has named Jeffrey Hale president of C.H. Ellis. He says "we have plans to modernize the operations here in Indianapolis and further enhance our products and capabilities to meet the changing wants and needs of our customers."
MPI Corp. Chief Executive Officer Clay Barnes says "MPI Corporation is excited to be the next steward of a company that has been serving its customers with custom products since 1902. The acquisition will provide MPI Corp. the opportunity to diversify into multiple industries and further our mission of building businesses and enriching lives by deploying our talents to transform businesses."
The company, which operates a 56,000 square-foot facility in Indianapolis, manufactures custom aluminum, ATA, plastic and soft-sided sewn cases to transport, store and protect instruments, tools and devices. Its client list includes multiple Fortune 500 companies and it offers Chicago Case Company and Howe Industries brands.