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Hopkins Manufacturing Corp., a supplier of specialty towing products and accessories to the recreational vehicle and automotive aftermarkets, announced today (April 12) that it acquired Carrand Companies Inc.
According to a press release, Dominguez, Calif.-based Carrand is a leading supplier of specialty cleaning tools and accessories for the automotive aftermarket. Hopkins, headquartered in Emporia, Kans., markets products under the Hoppy, TAP, LiteMate, BrakeBuddy, Spillmaster and FloTool brand names.
Carrand will operate from its current facility as a subsidiary of Hopkins Manufacturing and will continue to be led by Carrand President Rand Rognlien.
“We are very excited to have Hopkins and Carrand join forces,” said Bradley T. Kraft, president and CEO of Hopkins. “Carrand is an outstanding company, with exceptionally strong management and a leadership position in everyday vehicle cleaning products. Their product offerings are highly complementary to Hopkins’ strong leadership in winter cleaning tools.”