Component Hardware Group Acquires Flame Gard

Lakewood, NJ – September 17, 2008 – Component Hardware Group (CHG), a leading manufacturer of premium plumbing and hardware products for commercial, foodservice, institutional and healthcare applications, is pleased to announce the purchase of Flame Gard in Los Angeles, California. Flame Gard is a manufacturer of baffle-type grease filters and hood duct access doors.

“The acquisition of Flame Gard strengthens CHG’s position as a leader in grease capture devices for commercial cooking ventilation hoods,” stated Tom Carr, president of CHG. “We feel that the combination of the Flame Gard product line with CHG’s global sales and distribution network will provide us with substantial long-term growth in this part of the foodservice sector.”

Flame Gard is well known for the safety and quality of its products and has a strong presence with both restaurant chain specifiers and foodservice consultants. Their Type 1 spark arrestor filters and patented, high temperature duct access doors are some of the safest and most highly efficient products on the market today.

“We also want to assure Flame Gard customers that they can rely on us for the high level of service and quality that CHG customers have come to know and trust over the years,” stated Carr. “We have taken all the necessary steps to ensure a seamless transition in the day-to-day business for both Flame Gard and our new customers.”

CHG is best known for its quality brands: SANIGUARD®, Encore® premium plumbing, SaniShower™ hand showers, Regal Ride™ casters, Grease Defender™ hood filters, Drain Master™ rotary drains and TOP- LINE™ economy plumbing.

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