Frost King acquires Marvin Manufacturing

Frost King (Thermwell Products) has acquired the adjustable window screen and fan lines and production facilities from Urbana, Ohio-based W. B. Marvin Manufacturing Co.

Marvin, founded in 1915, introduced the metal rail adjustable screen in 1936 and the screen window fan in 1945, but supply problems in its heater division forced it to close in 2007.

Thermwell purchased the company’s assets in January 2008. It has re-opened the Urbana factory and rehired employees who had been laid off.

Mel Gerstein, a principal of Thermwell who engineered the purchase, said he plans to continue to manufacture Marvin products in Urbana and market and distribute them in conjunction with Thermwell’s Frost King products.

In addition to Frost King, Thermwell’s family includes Mortite, Seal-Rite automotive weatherstrip products, Regent, Lever, Filmco Industries and Kraver.

Thermwell has offices and factories in Mahwah, N.J., and Sparks, Nev., with production and distribution facilities throughout the country.

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