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Movers and Shakers: ATC Breaks Ground on New HQ Facility; Melling Acquires Sigma Engineering

ATC Breaks Ground on New HQ Facility


ATC has broken ground on its new 221,000 sq.-ft. facility in Nappanee, Indiana.

Aluminum Trailer Company (ATC), the trailer and RV manufacturer based in Nappanee, Indiana, has broken ground on its new 221,000 sq.-ft. facility. The building, still located in Nappanee, will serve as the company’s new headquarters and RV division. A ceremony for the new facility was attended by ATC CEO Robert Paden, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, Nappanee Mayor Phil Jenkins and representatives from Yoder Construction, which will oversee construction.

With about 440 current employees, the new facility will create the need for 150 to 200 employees. The announcement aligns with the company’s plans to shift from all-custom to ready-made and configurable trailers and RVs. For more information, visit

Melling Acquires Sigma Engineering

Based in Jackson, Michigan, Melling Engine Parts has announced the acquisition of Sigma Engineering, a developer and manufacturer of rocker arms and shafts located in Pontiac, Michigan. The announcement marks Melling’s second acquisition of manufacturing companies in recent months, following its acquisition of Casalandra Metal Stamping in late April. Sigma has supplied key automotive aftermarket customers with private-label products for 26 years. Sigma Engineering owner Arshad Suri will remain with Melling to help design and develop new valvetrain products. For more information, visit

Anita Sehgal Elected to Holley Board of Directors

Holley has announced that Anita Sehgal has been elected to the Holley board of directors at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders. Sehgal currently serves as the senior vice president of marketing and communications for Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros. She also serves on the boards of Escalade—a sporting-goods, fitness and recreation equipment manufacturer based in Evansville, Indiana, and Reitman’s Canada—a publicly traded Canadian retailing company specializing in women’s clothing. Sehgal replaces Gina Bianchini, who did not seek re-election to the board this year. 

Lincoln Electric Announces Executive Additions, Promotion

Lincoln Electric Holdings, based in Cleveland, has announced Steven B. Hedlund has been promoted to COO. He has served on the Lincoln Electric executive management team since 2008 and most recently was executive vice president/president of domestic and international welding segments. Hedlund will continue to lead the welding segments’ “Higher Standard 2025” sustainability initiative, designed to advance growth and enhance margin and return performance. He will also be responsible for Lincoln Electric’s Harris Products Group (HPG) segment.

In addition, Lisa A. Dietrich has been named as executive vice president/chief information officer. She will oversee the company’s information technology systems, cybersecurity, and global IT initiatives. She most recently held an executive role at American Greetings Corp., where she led initiatives to leverage new digital platforms and re-design processes and IT systems.

Michelle N. Butler, meantime, has been appointed vice president of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) & Sustainability. In this new role, Butler will oversee EHS & Sustainability in an effort to advance safety, health, incident and accident prevention, regulatory compliance, and environmental management performance. She will also serve as a key member of Lincoln Electric’s Executive Sustainability Leadership Committee, which will oversee environmental, social, and governance initiatives. Butler most recently served as the director of Sustainability at Wabtec Corporation, where she led its EHS efforts in the US.

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