Posted February 1, 2019

Hyde acquires slitting knives from Thurston Manufacturing

Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS), a division of Hyde Tools Inc., announced the acquisition of the square edge slitting knives line from Thurston Manufacturing of Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Hyde_Thurston_bladesThe purchase covers the product line and machinery to service existing Thurston customers and provide Hyde customers with better access to this line of knives used for cutting of thin sheet metal, paper, cloth, fabric and rubber.

“Thurston and Hyde have a very long history producing circular blades and knives for industry with both companies having been founded in the late 1800s,” said Rob Scoble, president, The Hyde Group. “Both have enjoyed a long history of success, while staying firmly grounded in the present, offering products, services and solutions that are customer focused.”

According to Hyde, there will be no outwardly apparent changes for Thurston square edge slitting knife customers as both companies are working hard to ensure a smooth and seamless transition with no service interruption. Production for this line will be moved to Hyde’s ISO 9001:2015 certified facility in Southbridge. No purchase terms were disclosed.

Founded in 1883, Thurston Manufacturing specializes in the manufacturing and supplying of custom saw blades and circular cutting tool products to the global marketplace.