Anchor Partners, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, announces the acquisition of JR Custom Metal Products, Inc. (JR Custom), headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. The addition of JR Custom to the Anchor Partners (Anchor) family of companies, including Anchor Fabrication Fort Worth, Anchor Fabrication Tennessee, Anchor Fabrication Mississippi, and BOH Solutions, makes Anchor one of the largest privately owned manufacturers in the southern United States, with over one million five hundred thousand square feet of manufacturing and metal fabrication space.

The Anchor family of companies combines a manufacturing strategy targeting the defense, transportation, elevator, rail, agriculture, and oil and gas industries. Anchor now has operations in Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kansas, Alabama, Virginia and Louisiana.

“We couldn’t be happier about adding JR Custom to our family of fabrication companies. JR Custom has a rich history as a family business, their values firmly align with ours at Anchor”, said Tra Willbanks, CEO Anchor Partners.

“After nearly 49 years in business, the second generation of the Martinez Family has decided to slow down and transfer management responsibilities of JR Custom Metal Products LLC to the third generation, with the help of a new owner, Anchor Partners. JR Custom is excited to find an owner that will assist in continued growth and maintain quality service to our customers. Our father’s legacy was centered on the core values of faith, ethics, and integrity, which is mirrored in the standards and values we see in Anchor partners”, said Patty Koehler, President, and CEO JR Custom Metal Products, Inc.

“JR Custom will continue business production in Wichita, Kansas, a community that has always supported our family-owned business over the years. In addition to expanding the business, we will continue to increase our employment base. In August 2023, JR Custom plans to start a weekend shift in the Power Coating Facility.”

ABOUT ANCHOR PARTNERS Anchor Partners is a Dallas, Texas, based holding company for a family of enterprises specialized in manufacturing and metal fabrication. Anchor seeks to grow and acquire manufacturing organizations with a proven performance record and a positive, growth-oriented culture. We look for companies willing to learn and grow with their customers and have a manufacturing infrastructure that complements our existing portfolio from both a capability and geography perspective. Anchor Partners' investments are located primarily in the Southwest and concentrate on streamlining light, medium, and heavy metal fabrication and assemblies for domestic based OEM's and the U.S. Government.

ABOUT JR Custom Metal Products, Inc. JR Custom Metal Products Inc is a Wichita, KS based company specializing in manufacturing turn-key, custom metal fabrication products, including Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and production support equipment for large Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) companies and a variety of industries. We have the ability to engineer and fabricate new products or modify existing designs to specific requirements with a broad array of laser cutting, sawing, welding, forming, bending and robotic welding systems, complemented by in-house finishing, powder-coating and custom-assembly capabilities.