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Taking the time to make small gestures can make a big difference!

Earlier this year, HBM announced the successful acquisition of Charlotte, NC-based HarperLove into our portfolio of companies. When looking at businesses to bring into the HBM portfolio, culture is an important factor in our evaluation criteria. We were able to observe HarperLove’s “people-focused” culture first-hand throughout the acquisition process and it continues to shine during […]

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Schafer Industries welcomes Director of HR, Barb Shklar

Recently, Schafer Industries welcomed Barb Shklar to lead the HR team. A key member of the Schafer leadership team, Barb leads strategic and day-to-day efforts related to employee relations, recruitment, and all HR aspects of the business as it continues to grow. This appointment came at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and provided an […]

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A note of gratitude from Andy Fincher, President & CEO

Thank You to Employees Across the HBM Portfolio A favorite quote I learned early in my first job out of college is “The strength of a company lies in its people.” Watching our team respond to the uncertainty created by this COVID-19 pandemic affirms for me that we have some of the best people working […]

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Aerofil to produce hand sanitizer to help fight COVID-19

With supplies of hand sanitizer running low across the globe in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aerofil worked closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to gain temporary approval status and begin the production of hand sanitizer. Aerofil will produce hand sanitizer for health care personnel and for consumers. The team has worked around […]

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Aerofil Technology invests for the future

One of the main reasons HBM acquired Aerofil Technology in 2017 was for their lean manufacturing practices and for the opportunity to grow the business. Aerofil recognized an opportunity to automate operations and to provide a higher quality product for the Beauty & Personal care industry. These automation opportunities arose in response to unskilled labor […]

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HBM employees spend an afternoon at the St. Louis Area Foodbank

At HBM, and across our operating companies, we are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work. Last week, HBM employees spent their time volunteering at the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The team packed over 750 boxes that will be delivered to over 500 local agencies – including seniors who need supplemental food […]

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Elliot Adams joins HBM as Infrastructure Engineer

Recently, we had the opportunity to spend some time learning more from Elliot Adams, HBM’s new Infrastructure Engineer. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for the strategic and tactical direction of HBM’s IT Infrastructure and security environment. Can you tell us a little more about your professional background? I have over 15 […]

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HBM Leaders participate in panel discussions at the Smart Business Dealmakers Conference

The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference featured an all-star lineup of entrepreneurs, investors, and advisers for a day of dynamic discussions and one-on-one networking. HBM’s SVP & CFO, Don Roberts, and Andy Fulford, VP of Corporate Development and Strategy helped kick-off the St. Louis Smart Business Dealmakers Conference on February 13th. At the CEO Dealmakers Roundtable, […]

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HBM’s growth brings new leadership opportunities

Last week, HBM’s CEO, Andy Fincher, announced expanded leadership roles for Amy Fields and Andy Fulford. During the announcement, Fincher said “These roles reflect the evolution of HBM’s strategy and of our operations.” Amy Fields was named SVP Administration and Chief People Officer. In this role, Amy will assume new responsibilities focusing on board relations, […]

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HBM attends the St. Louis-ACG Capital Connection

Last month, Corporate Development Associates Brad Naert and Kevin Sheehan attended the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) Capital Conference in Clayton, MO. The event brought middle-market dealmakers from across the country to the Mid-West for professional relationship building and deal-sourcing opportunities. Having recently acquired HarperLove, a Charlotte-based leading provider of specialty adhesives, performance additives and […]

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