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Howell Laboratories, Inc. Announces Acquisition of ODAT MACHINE, Inc.

Bridgton – Howell Laboratories, Inc. (HLI) is proud to announce that it has recently purchased ODAT Machine, Inc. (ODAT) from its owners, Dick and Roxanna Pratt; ODAT will now become a division of HLI. Norway Savings Bank provided financing for the purchase.

Joseph McDonnell, President of HLI, stated, “The acquisition of ODAT will allow HLI to expand its footprint in US Naval shipbuilding, because ODAT is a proud supplier of components to the US Submarine program (which HLI is not). ODAT possesses machining capabilities that complement HLI’s design and production expertise, so we are excited to expand into the Navy’s submarine division after supplying fluid process equipment to US Navy Surface ships for over 60 years. Thanks also to Norway Savings Bank (NSB) for their financing assistance; as a local company, we really appreciate the faith and support that a local bank like NSB provided to us”.

HLI, a 100% employee-owned company located in Bridgton, Maine, engineers, manufactures, and tests critical equipment for demanding military and commercial applications, including the US Navy and US Coast Guard. [GDL Powder Coating, a division of HLI, specializes in coating metal parts, both MIL Spec and commercial.] ODAT is a manufacturer of high production, precision machined metal, plastic and composite parts.

ODAT’s employees will become employee-owners of HLI; ODAT will remain at its current location of 20 Sanford Drive, Gorham, Maine. Rob Prescott will retain the title of General Manager, and Kevin Babineau will retain the title of Production Manager. Rob and Kevin can still be contacted at (207) 854-2455.

HLI has been in business since 1964 and has been supplying fluid processing systems to the US Navy since its inception. HLI has products aboard every surface ship in the US Navy.

For more information, contact:

Joseph T. McDonnell, President & CEO