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Saskatchewan and Ontario-based innovators in industrial product development, manufacturing and marketing, unite.
January 7, 2022 – the S3 Group has acquired TEMP Farm Equipment Ltd (DBA AWS Airbar Worldwide Solutions) of Mitchell, ON. From its roots as a customer-based innovation coming out of the service department of a John Deere dealership, AWS is best known for its state-of-the-art airbars that introduce airflow into the header of a combine, reducing shatter loss, increasing yield, and improving ground speed. AWS product is sold worldwide with an extensive dealer network throughout North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and Japan.
AWS Operations Manager, Mark MacDonald, will take on the role of General Manager, responsible for day to day operations, product development, and distribution. Operations of AWS will continue in the beautiful community of Mitchell, ON.
AWS and S3 have a long history together, as the rotors used in AWS’s flagship airbar are manufactured by S3 Air Systems. With its reputation for customer service and innovation, AWS is a great fit for the Swift Current, SK headquartered S3. States S3 Group CEO, Richelle Andreas, “I have tremendous respect for the business that Jeff Dolmage, Mike De Corte, and their partners have built. They have demonstrated a corporate culture of customer responsiveness, actively developing employees for success, and a world-class product. This acquisition makes S3 stronger and I am excited about what it means for our future.”
AWS joins S3 Air Systems, S3 Manufacturing, S3 Wireform, and S3 Delta as an important member of the S3 Group, with operations now spanning five facilities and two countries. Collectively, S3 focuses on innovation and design, developing and manufacturing products for OEM’s across multiple industries while offering proprietary S3 branded products and solutions.
For more information about S3 and AWS, visit their websites at www.s3groupltd.com and www.awsairbar.com.
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