Press Releases – 2015

MARTIN YALE INDUSTRIES, a portfolio company of LV2 EQUITY PARTNERS, announces the acquisition of COUNT MACHINERY COMPANY

Martin Yale IndustriesWabash, Indiana, September 11, 2015 – Today Martin Yale Industries, LLC announced its acquisition of Count Machinery Company, located in Escondido, California. 

Greg German, President of Martin Yale Industries states, “The Count acquisition is a perfect strategic fit for Martin Yale, from both a brand and product perspective.  Their existing lineup of machines adds depth to our portfolio of print finishing products and allows us entree into the high speed perforating, scoring, and creasing markets.  The Count brand name is highly recognized and its machines are well known for their quality and reliability”.

Count Machinery Company is a proud United States based manufacturer of quality print finishing equipment having served the global graphic arts industry for over 55 years.  With extensive product offerings such as UV coating machines, digital creasing machines, crash numbering machines, Inkjet numbering machines and perforating and scoring machines, Count has been providing innovative bindery and finishing solutions to the industry for decades.

The acquisition of Count Machinery Company positions Martin Yale to offer a greater variety of product to the print finishing market - from lower volume desktop machines to high speed floor models.  As part of the acquisition, Count’s manufacturing will be relocated to Martin Yale’s facility in Wabash, Indiana.  This move will increase production capacity and efficiency, as well as ensure that the high standard of customer service and technical support that Count has been known for continues.

Dave Gilbert, President of Count Machinery Company states, “Joining forces with Martin Yale is an exciting opportunity for Count.  It will enable us to focus our efforts on continued product development and distribution, while boosting our production capacity and manufacturing capabilities.  We are excited to join the Martin Yale family of brands. 

About Martin Yale Industries, LLC

Martin Yale Industries, LLC, is a United States based manufacturer of print finishing, office, and mailroom equipment designed to make work life more productive.  Founded in 1940, Martin Yale has over 75 years of experience designing, engineering, and manufacturing quality products for print shops and offices. 

About LV2 Equity Partners, LLC

LV2 Equity Partners ( is a Midwest based, operationally focused private equity group whose objective is to acquire and grow niche manufacturers, value-added distributors, and specialty service companies.

Auto-Lab Franchising Continues to Grow: Auto-Lab Texas Opens their Second Location

HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2015

Auto-Lab Franchising with the partnership of Communitas Auto Group, known as Auto-Lab Texas, continues to grow as they progressively build the most advanced full service automotive repair facilities that Texas has to offer. Following the successful opening of their first location Gleannloch Farms, Auto-Lab Cypress is the second Texas location to open this year. Auto-Lab Cypress is a brand new, top-of-the-line facility equipped with all the latest in automotive repair technology and is staffed with experienced automotive technicians.

"We are pleased and excited to see the opening of our second Houston location come to fruition," says Stephen R. Wilson, President of Auto-Lab, LLC based in Auburn Hills, Michigan with 28 existing locations. "The hard work and dedication to detail in advance of this opening will allow our customers to enjoy a service experience second to none."

With two locations already open in the Spring, Texas area and one set to open in early 2016, Auto-Lab Texas looks forward to its future growth.

"We look forward to growing with the Houston area and becoming a valuable member of the local community," said Teak Daniele, Franchise Operations Director at Auto-Lab Texas. "Our goal is to not only provide outstanding complete car care but to touch the lives of our customers and their families by supporting our community in a number of ways."

Auto-Lab Cypress
14904 Spring Cypress Rd.
Cypress, TX 77429


Auto-Lab Texas is a faith-infused business built on a set of core values that foster excellence in automotive repair. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, they are able to troubleshoot minor problems before they become major catastrophes and accurately determine whether repairs are needed. Every repair at Auto-Lab Texas comes with a 24-month/24,000-mile service warranty that covers both parts and labor. Auto-Lab Texas is proud to carry on the traditions of quality service, support for local charities, and a commitment to building long-lasting relationships in the community.


Auto-Lab, in operation since 1989, is a growing auto repair franchise business with an emphasis on being the complete car care alternative to the dealer. The company currently has 28 franchised and corporate locations in Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Florida and now Texas. You can learn more about franchise opportunities at

SOURCE Auto-Lab Franchising, LLC