Overton Gear Acquires Chicago Gear


Addison, Ill.-based Overton Gear Corp. has purchased Chicago Gear D.O. James Corp. The combination of these two companies will result in one of the largest full-service gear and gearbox suppliers in the world.

Chicago Gear D.O. James is a combination of two gear companies that date back over 120 years. D.O. James is known around the world, in virtually every industry. The company has produced more than 350,000 large, specially designed gearboxes. Chicago Gear is the open gearing branch of the company, with a product line that ranges from gears produced at its small products division to large gearing that exceeds 100 inches in diameter.

Overton Gear is an employee-owned company that has been supplying gears for more than 50 years. The company specializes in custom gears for the marine, offshore, locomotive, mining, wind energy, transportation and construction industries.

During the process of joining the companies into one unified organization, customers can reach both companies through their existing sales and service contacts.

SOURCE: Overton Gear Corp.

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