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Eckler Industries, Inc. Acquires MAC's Antique Auto Parts


Eckler Industries, Inc. announced today that it has acquired MAC's Antique Auto Parts, the leading provider of restoration parts and accessories for Fords.

TITUSVILLE, Fla., October 25, 2012 (PRWEB) October 28, 2012

Founded in Lockport, NY in 1978 by Douglas McIntosh, MAC's is the dominant source of parts for Model T, Model A, and Ford V8 vehicles. By the late 1990's MAC's covered all Ford and Mercury's from 1909 to the 1970's. MAC's is well known for the quality of its products and for the extensive knowledge of its sales and customer service staff.
With the acquisition of MAC's, Eckler's is now the leading source of restoration parts and accessories in Ford, Chevrolet, Porsche, and Mercedes vehicles. Matt Jordan, Eckler's CEO, noted “We're thrilled about the opportunity with MAC's. Both companies bring terrific strengths. Combined with our 2010 acquisition of Dearborn Classics this acquisition positions us to serve all Ford restoration enthusiasts with the broadest, most complete selection of Ford parts available.”

Rick McIntosh, President of MAC's said “I am very excited, both personally and for MAC's, by the opportunity to join the Eckler's team. We believe that our new combined company will bring together unsurpassed resources and experience to offer an outstanding customer value and service experience.”

Eckler Industries is owned by Baird Capital Partners. Gordon Pan, managing partner at Baird, commented “MAC's is a great fit to secure Eckler's position as a leader in the Ford restoration market. The Eckler's management team and Baird are committed to building on its core strengths to support customers for all Ford and GM models with a complete selection of restoration parts and accessories, world class customer service and unsurpassed technical support. We will continue to broaden and grow our business through additional complementary acquisitions and natural product line expansion.”

Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. Established in 1989, Baird Capital Partners leverages its deep sector knowledge, experienced investment team and extensive operating resources to drive value in its portfolio companies. Baird Capital Partners is supported by operating resources in Asia focused on facilitating and executing Asia sourcing, manufacturing and distribution strategies for Baird Capital Partners' portfolio companies. Baird Private Equity is the global private equity group of Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird). For more information, please visit

For further information contact:
Matt Jordan
CEO, Eckler Industries
(321) 269-9680

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