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About WESTERN ENTERPRISES

Scott Fetzer can help you cut through a soda can, clean up the mess, and then read about the vacuum that exists in outer space. The diversified manufacturer of consumer, commercial, and industrial products is a holding company for a group of more than 20 businesses. Among its best known activities are Douglas/Quikut (maker of Ginsu knives), Kirby (vacuum – more... cleaners), and World Book (encyclopedias and reference materials). Other holdings include Campbell Hausfeld (air compressors), Northland (electric motors), Stahl (commercial truck and crane equipment), Scot Laboratories (cleaning products), and Western Enterprises (gas fittings). Scott Fetzer is owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

Operations

Other companies operating under the Scott Fetzer umbrella include Adalet (electrical cable, control panels, enclosures, and related accessories), Altaquip (small engines repairs), Arbortech (forestry truck manufacturing), France, (neon electrical power saving systems for the sign industry), and Wayne Water systems (lawn, pool, and sewage pumps and pump systems).

Strategy

Despite its already wide and diversified reach, Scott Fetzer still wishes to grow through the use of acquisitions. In 2011 it appointed its COO with the new title of director of merger and acquisitions to achieve this goal. – less

WESTERN ENTERPRISES Employer Reviews

Truck Driver/Machine Operator (Former Employee), Avon Lake, OHJanuary 31, 2015
Assembler / Assembly (Former Employee), Westlake, OHJanuary 21, 2015
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Westlake, OHSeptember 22, 2014
Assembly (Former Employee), Avon Lake, OHSeptember 10, 2014
Print Cell Supervisor (Former Employee), Avon, OHJuly 4, 2014

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