Mereen-Johnson acquires equipment maker Diehl Machines

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Mereen-Johnson, LLC has announced the acquisition of Diehl Machines, a Wabash, Indiana, manufacturer of industrial woodworking equipment.

“We believe the acquisition of Diehl Machines gives us the opportunity to add a complimentary line of products to our portfolio,” said Paul Wilmes, CEO of Mereen-Johnson. “We also see great potential for growth with new products and innovation from the Diehl line.”

Mereen-Johnson also manufactures a line of heavy-duty industrial production machinery, primarily geared to the wood industry, but increasing used in the cutting of composites, plastics, aluminum and many other materials.

“Like Mereen-Johnson, Diehl has a history going back over 100 years and is well-known in the industry for manufacturing high quality, long lasting machinery,” said Wilmes. “As a result, we intend to keep the Diehl name on the line of products we are acquiring as well as develop plans for growing it in the future.”

Mereen-Johnson manufactures stationary and moving blade multiple rip saws, rip optimizing and material handling systems, single and double end tenoners, CNC dovetailers, panel cutting systems, I-joist and other structural wood production lines, ceiling tile production equipment, Door Sizing Lines, and has the engineering capability to design and build complete rough mill systems integrated with vision optimizing systems. See

For Diehl Machines parts, service and machinery call 260-563-2102,


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