Davis-Standard Acquires Merritt Extruder Corporation


Davis-Standard, LLC announced today the acquisition of Merritt Extruder Corporation of Hamden, Connecticut.  Under terms of the agreement, Merritt will move operations to Davis-Standard’s headquarters in Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Davis-Standard will continue to offer the existing Merritt Extruder brand line, and all key Merritt employees will remain with the business, including Sandy Guthrie, president of Merritt Extruder Corporation. Sandy will join Davis-Standard in a key role to continue customer support for the product line.


“This is a very positive development for Davis-Standard, Merritt and our joint customer base,” said Jim Murphy, vice president.  “Merritt is a well-known and respected brand name within the industry.  The combination of Davis-Standard and Merritt will enable our joined forces to more effectively support our customers.”


For more information, contact Jim Murphy at (860) 599-1010 or


About Davis-Standard

            Davis-Standard is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of extrusion machinery for the plastics and rubber industries. With offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Davis-Standard offers a complete line of extruders and extrusion systems for blow molding, blown film, cast film, compounding and reclaim, elastomer, extrusion coating, foam, laboratory, pipe, profile and tubing, sheet and wire and cable processes. Industries served include the automotive, building and construction, consumer products, packaging, medical, and recreational, among others. For more information, visit