Weber-Stephen Products Co., a Palatine, IL, U.S.-based manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills and accessories, announced its acquisition of certain assets of Ducane Gas Grills, Inc. (Columbia, SC, U.S.), including the Ducane(R) name.
"Ducane has built impressive brand equity through the years," said Jim Stephen, president and CEO, Weber-Stephen Products Co. "The addition of Ducane further strengthens and extends our Weber-Stephen Products Co. family of brands, enabling us to reach even more retailers and consumers globally."
Weber-Stephen Products' brands include Weber(R), Vieluxe (R), and the Weber Grill Restaurants. Weber said it will continue to manufacture Ducane gas barbecue grills at the Barnwell, SC, U.S. facility. The expected closing date for the acquisition has been set for March 8, 2004.
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