Adolf’s Pattern Shop was founded in 1969 by Adolf and Leonor Volkmann of Portland, OR. Adolf, a journeyman patternmaker, and Leonor an accountant, successfully developed and marketed products with the assistance of their family well in to their 80s when they began to search for a buyer to take over the global enterprise. Not finding a buyer by mid-2019, they notified their customers and started to liquidate their inventory. Being a long-term customer of Adolf’s and working with the foundry industry for over 30 years, Midwest Pattern, Inc. knew the impact of not having Adolf’s™ products available for pattern makers and the metal casting industry. They met, learned each other’s backgrounds, realized the mutual dedication to the trade, and an agreement was made with Midwest Pattern to purchase Adolf’s Pattern Shop, Inc. in its entirety and move it to Minnesota – effective April 2, 2020.
The expanded business will complement each service sector with Midwest Pattern maintaining its service to the foundry industry and Adolf’s Pattern Shop continuing to provide pattern making and metal casting products via www.foundrysupply.com.
Jason Speltz, CEO and founder of Midwest Pattern, Inc. said, “Midwest Pattern’s operations and ties to Adolf’s™ products provides a growth opportunity, will sustain product availability for the pattern making and metal casting industries, and will complement each other during slow economic times. We are honored to carry on and expand their legacy.”
Adolf’s Pattern Shop – www.foundrysupply.com
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