Garrett Announces Acquisition
Garland, TX, October 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Garrett Electronics, a design and manufacturing company specializing
in sport and security metal detectors, announced the acquisition of certain assets of White’s Electronics.
White’s, who had been in business since 1950 as a premier manufacturer of metal detection products, announced the suspension of operations on June 18, 2020 in a memo to its dealers. White’s founders, Kenneth and Olive White, built their business the same way Garrett’s founders, Charles and Eleanor Garrett, did, by innovating and committing to producing high quality products in the United States. White’s current principals, Kenneth R. and Mary White, are choosing to fold the White’s legacy in with Garrett Metal Detectors as a way of extending their “Made in the USA” tradition.
Garrett CEO Steve Novakovich commented, “The White family and the Garrett family have had a high level of respect for one another as competitors in the sport market for decades. Now we at Garrett are proud to combine our respective legacies as Garrett continues on as the premier American metal detector company.”
The transaction includes White’s trademarks, intellectual property, tooling, and other assets. It does not include White’s real estate in Oregon or Scotland. Garrett intends to rigorously defend all of White’s trademarks, patents, and other IP wherever infringement may occur.
Novakovich continued, “Garrett recognizes that the White’s brand has a loyal following in the US and around the world. We are pleased to welcome those customers to Garrett, and we hope we can earn your future business.”
Current White’s customers in need of repair or warranty service should contact:
9437 Main Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Centreville Electronics NW
1550 Maple Place
Lebanon OR 97355
About Garrett Metal Detectors
Garrett Metal Detectors, co-founded by electrical engineer Charles Garrett and fifth-generation educator Eleanor Smith Garrett, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of metal detection products for hobby, security, and law enforcement applications.. Garrett Metal Detectors’ headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Garland Texas. Garrett is an International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified company.
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March 24, 2020
To our valued partners,
Due to the spread of the coronavirus, local officials in Dallas County have instituted a Shelter in Place order as a preventative measure which will require Garrett to close our production facility effective midnight, March 23. The order states that it will be in effect for a period of two weeks.
While this limits some important activities at Garrett, including manufacturing operations, I am pleased to announce that our diligent preparations over the past few weeks were designed to mitigate the impact of a shutdown period. The Garrett team’s efforts have positioned us to continue to support our customers and key internal processes and initiatives during the shutdown period from remote locations. Some of these capabilities are:
- Shipping of finished goods from our European warehouse
- Limited shipping of finished goods from our Garland warehouse
- All aspects of Customer Service
- Phone-based Technical Support
- Product Development activities
- Sales and Marketing
- Finance and Accounting
In short, we will spend the shutdown period continuing to support our customers, planning for the launch of an exciting new product, and doing design and development work to build for the future.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, our valued customers and partners, and we welcome your calls and inquiries in the midst of a challenging environment.
Thank you for being part of our world. We’re here for you—today and in the future.
Garrett Metal Detectors