BROOKFIELD — Greg Knight, a Milwaukee-based business
owner, acquired Komppa Machinery Group Inc., a
Brookfield-based manufacturer of roll forming machinery.
According to the Thursday announcement, Marcus Poppler
will be a minority owner of the company, which will be
renamed Knight Manufacturing. The financial terms of the
deal have not been disclosed.
Knight Manufacturing will continue to manufacture roll
forming machinery in the United States.
Knight’s previous acquisitions include Standard Tar
Products (now Knight Chemicals), and McDermott Cue, a
Menomonee Falls-based manufacturer of pool cues.
are very excited about the opportunity to take this
company forward. The machinery is top quality and known
for running at the fastest rates,” Knight said in a
statement. “It is great to keep American manufacturing
going and we look to keep that tradition alive going
Poppler holds a diploma in mold making from Hennepin
Technical College in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and a
mechanical engineering degree from Milwaukee School of
Engineering. He also brings 15 years of real-world
experience in various manufacturing roles. In his new
position, Poppler will be using his expertise to run the
day to day operations and develop new products to help
the company expand into additional markets.
am excited about the opportunity to lead the effort with
Greg in delivering industry-leading machinery to
customers,” Poppler said in the announcement.
Komppa Machinery Group Inc. was founded in the 1930s as
a roll-forming division of Artos Engineering, the
division was spun off in the 1990s as Emerald
Industries, which was later renamed Komppa Machinery