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    Artillian Acquisition - a message from Curtis Industries

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    Curtis Industries, LLC is proud to announce the acquisition of Artillian effective February 13, 2017. The company will continue to operate under the Artillian name as a division of Curtis. The Curtis team is working closely with Chris to ensure a smooth transition.

    Artillianís workforce has joined Curtis as employees and Chris will continue to provide guidance and new product extensions as we move forward. Be assured that we are committed to providing the innovative products, quality workmanship and exceptional customer service youíve come to expect from Artillian.

    Artillianís business and product line will remain unchanged. The focus, as always, is to support the current line and develop new and compatible products. Artillian will continue to operate as a direct-to-consumer business via the Artillian website, www.artillian.com.

    This acquisition complements Curtisí current product line of cabs and accessories for tractors and utility vehicles. The sale also met Chrisí goal of aligning Artillian with Curtis, a company with 49 yearsí industry experience and a solid reputation for quality products.

    Artillianís inventory and production facilities have relocated 20 miles north to Curtisí Worcester, Massachusetts location. For more information on Curtis, visit us at www.curtiscab.com.

    Integrating computer systems, billing and online transactions is nearly complete. Several of you may have received a call from Peter Virtue, Artillian customer service, to confirm orders and billing information. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience this transition has caused. If you have questions, please call Peter at (508) 476-7210.

    Sincerely,

    George Psyhojos
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    John F. Davis
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    Congratulations to Chris and Curtis

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    Best of luck to all with this new business venture!
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    Thanks for an informative letter/post - this clears up a lot. I'm glad to hear that you will continue with selling directly - although I wish you success in possibly getting Artillian into Deere dealerships.
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    Congrats to both Chris and Curtis! I hope the future remains bright for the Artillian line.
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    Very pleased to see this announcement. Great move for Chris . . . and Artillian.

    Reminds me of a saying my old boss often used . . . "harder I work the luckier I get"

    There's an element of truth there . . .

    Wishing continued good luck to Chris and to Artillian!
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    Hi All,

    Chris here. Sorry for my tardiness and please bear with me. I'm currently recovering from some surgery.

    First, please give a warm welcome to Curtis Industries as the new owner of Artillian, LLC. In our discussions, weíve talked at length about how Artillian came to be as well as our goals for the future. They know all about our commitment to quality, innovation, properly engineered designs, long-lasting construction and that we strive for nothing short of the same reputation that has built John Deere into what it is today.

    I believe that Curtis shares our vision and will not only carry Artillian forward with the same ethics, but has the added ability to take us to the next level altogether. Curtis has several resources that have simply been out of reach for us. I look forward to watching Curtis further build upon our humble beginnings right here in the tractor forums due directly to the patronage, support, help, and interest of you all.

    For those wondering why this change came about, I received some tough medical news several months ago that forced into question my ability to continue running this demanding company over the long term. The responsible decision was to find a proper successor and Curtis Industries was the obvious choice. I do plan to remain with the company in whatever supporting role Curtis thinks I can be of help and I will also still be a forum member as an individual.

    Please let me finish up by saying that I am grateful and proud of Artillianís employees for their commitment to you all, the customers. It was the result of their hard work that made Artillian worthy of consideration by Curtis.

    Thanks, everyone, for the best job Iíve ever had.

    Chris
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    Chris,

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and all the best of luck going forward.


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    Hi Chris - THANKS for this!! In ALL of my dealings with you (including something SUPER NICE you did for me in the last couple of weeks ), I have found you to be a man of high integrity and ethics. I'm sure that the decision to sell wasn't an easy one, but I'm also confident that you would have only sold "your baby" to a group of people that you sincerely believed were also of high integrity - and that they shared your vision going forward. Based on that, I think that Artillian is going to remain a great company as it moves into the future.

    With regards to your medical situation, I wish you the absolute best wishes for a full and speedy recovery! God bless.
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