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Gloversville, New York 12078


PHONE: 518 773 9400

FAX: 518 725 4910







Contacts:      David Karpinski                                                   Mary Swetits

                     Taylor Made Products                                         Rhodes Communications

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            GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – June 16, 2008 – Taylor Made Products, a division of the Taylor Made Group®, has acquired the D-Icer™ product line from Pyramid Technologies Industrial, LLC (Pyramid Tech) of Meriden, Conn. The manufacturing and distribution of the product line has been moved to Gloversville, N.Y. and is immediately available as part of the Taylor Made Products full line of marine accessories.

The D-Icer™ is a powerful, submersible motor-driven water circulation unit developed to prevent ice from forming around docks and pilings during harsh winter months by continuously propelling warmer subsurface water to the surface. The oil-free design is energy-efficient and offers an optional thermostat control to further reduce energy usage.

“This was a terrific acquisition for Taylor Made Products,” explained Jason Pajonk, president of Taylor Made Products. “We have strategically expanded our offering of dock products significantly over the past five years with the acquisition of Perimeter Industries and the introduction of numerous other products including vinyl and rubber dock edging, fiberglass dock boxes, carts, piling caps and dock bumpers. This was a natural fit.” 

“Pyramid introduced the oil-free motor design and marketed a product that was more energy-efficient with more direction flow that outperformed the competition in preventing ice formation around docks and pilings,” said Frank Ahlbin, former partner in Pyramid Tech. “This is a great addition to Taylor Made Products, a company known for 100 years of innovation and quality.”


About Taylor Made Products

Taylor Made Products, a member of the Taylor Made Group, Inc., is one of the largest and most innovative suppliers of marine aftermarket products, including buoys, fenders, boat covers, bimini tops, dock products, flags, pennants and hardware.

About Taylor Made Group 

Headquartered in Gloversville, N.Y., the Taylor Made Group, Inc. has 100 years of experience as one of the recreational marine industry’s largest, most diversified suppliers to boatbuilders and the aftermarket. The Taylor Made Group includes Taylor Made Products, Taylor Made Systems, Taylorbrite LLC, Taylor Made Glass Systems, Taylor Made Overseas LLC, Trend Marine Products Ltd. and Water Bonnet Mfg., Inc. The Group operates 14 facilities in the United States, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. Employing more than 1,500 associates, its products are distributed through a worldwide distribution network.

About Pyramid Technologies Industrial, LLC

Pyramid Tech, established in 2000, focuses on the development, engineering and marketing of energy-saving products for harsh environments.


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