We are building
on a legacy

Our Story

HBM Holdings has deep roots. In 1907, Harry B. Mathews founded Mississippi Lime Company. Because of his hard work, dedication and commitment, Mississippi Lime thrived in the 20th century and continues to prosper today, through growth and innovation. In 2012, to diversify and expand the business, the Harry B. Mathews trust created an investment and management company, HBM Holdings.

At HBM Holdings, we continue to build on the legacy that Harry B. Mathews shaped. Our focus is on creating a balanced and diverse investment portfolio. We seek businesses that create real value for their customers and our mission is to help them grow and succeed.

In 2012, Delavau, a food and pharmaceutical ingredients company based in Pennsylvania, joined our family. In 2013, we added Tru-Flex, a manufacturer of specialty metal hoses used in heavy-duty trucks and off-road vehicles based in Indiana. In 2015, we acquired Breen Energy Solutions, a Pennsylvania-based provider of emissions measurement and mitigation technologies to the utility and industrial boiler markets, was added to our portfolio.  Most recently, Schafer Industries, a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts for a wide range of applications, as well as transaxles, brake assemblies and other components for off-road vehicles, was acquired.

In addition to growing our portfolio and expanding our horizons, we continue to focus our attention on our communities and safety. We are fortunate to be a part of many different communities and believe that giving back is not just an option, but one of our core values. It is our responsibility to make a difference by being engaged in the communities where we live, work and play.

Safety is a top priority. We work with all of our companies to help them provide a safe work environment and develop top-notch safety practices. We are committed to achieving and maintaining “best in class” safety performance in each of our businesses.

We look to build a world-class investment and management company that develops and empowers our people to achieve great things, while creating sustainable, long-term value for our companies and communities.

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