Defiance Metal Products Acquisition of Medalist Laserfab, Inc. - December 2009

Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Medalist is a custom job shop fabricator and contract manufacturer that provides value-added metal fabrication services to OEMs in the specialty truck and rail markets. The Company primarily fabricates plate metal that is between 1/4” and 1-1/8” thick. In addition to providing laser cutting, forming, welding, machining, and prototyping services, Medalist offers turnkey outsourcing of coating, plating, tube bending, and shipping services.

InStaff specializes in providing temporary staffing, direct hire, and managed on-site services to primarily light industrial clients performing tasks in the areas of logistics, distribution, warehouse, manufacturing, printing and mail services. The goal for BG Staffing and InStaff’s acquisition was to strengthen and expand BG’s light industrial segment. InStaff continues to operate under its established brand name and their CEO has joined BG Staffing and continues to lead the InStaff operation.

Dallas-based BG Staffing is a portfolio company for Taglich Private Equity, and is owned by the company. Taglich Brothers Inc. backed the acquisition, while also providing management and financial services.

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