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KL Outdoor merges with Montreal-based manufacturer

BY MiBiz Staff Friday, April 28, 2017 12:20pm

MUSKEGON — KL Outdoor LLC will add a bevvy of new products to its business through a recent merger with GSC Technologies Corp., a Montreal-based manufacturer of kayaks and other plastic products.

Muskegon-based KL Outdoor manufactures kayaks, paddleboards and other watercraft and nearly three months ago was purchased by New Water Capital LP, a private equity firm based in Boca Raton, Fla.

The private equity firm plans to wrap GSC Technologies under the KL Outdoor brand, according to Dan Harris, vice president of sales at KL Outdoor.

Harris expects the merger to expand KL Outdoor’s product offerings, as GSC manufacturers a variety of products including outdoor furniture, totes and other related products.

“We see a real boom for us,” Harris said.

KL Outdoor employs roughly 500 workers in Muskegon and the merger should not impact employment at that facility, Harris said.

A representative from New Water Capital did not respond to a request for comment.

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