Schiller-Pfeiffer, Inc., manufacturer of the Little Wonder and Mantis brands of landscaping and gardening products, acquired Norfolk, Neb-based Classen Manufacturing. The purchase includes all Classen Manufacturing branded products, branding licenses, patents and the rights therein.
Classen Manufacturing manufactures commercial turf and lawn care products, including sod cutters; turf aerators; core aerators; turf rakes and turf seeders.
The Norfolk manufacturing facility, which employs 25, will continue the manufacturing of Classen products. Larry Classen will be the general manager of the Norfolk facility to assure a smooth transition. Classen stated, “I am pleased to be associated with Schiller-Pfeiffer and look forward to even faster growth with our new combined team.”
Classen products will maintain the Classen Manufacturing brand name and will be sold through Schiller-Pfeiffer’s distribution network and Classen’s strong rental associations.