In 2017, Deshler acquired Uni-Bond Brake, LLC, a well-known heavy duty brake component manufacturer in Ferndale, Michigan. UniBond is now part of Amanda Products and is the eighth member of the Deshler family of companies.
2016 – Deshler Acquires MSD Stamping
In 2016, Deshler Group purchased MSD Stamping in Livonia, Michigan, rebranding it as Amanda Manufacturing Michigan, adding capacity and expanding Amanda's product offerings.
2014 – DAP Becomes Amanda International
In 2014, DAP began operating under its new name, Amanda International, highlighting its quality products, close ties to Amanda Manufacturing, and growing importance in the global manufacturing community.
2014 – Amanda Bent Bolt Renamed as Amanda Manufacturing
In 2014, Amanda Bent Bolt became Amanda Manufacturing. This new title embodies both the company’s extensive metalforming capabilities and its commitment to strong US-based manufacturing.
2013 – Amanda Products Launches
In 2013, Deshler founded its new brand, Amanda Products, an innovative aftermarket parts manufacturer drawing upon the heritage of Amanda Bent Bolt, now renamed Amanda Manufacturing.
2011 – GTM Adds Supply Chain Capability
In 2011, Feblo acquired 50% of Global Transportation Management, a successful transportation and logistics company originally founded by Mark Brodie in 2007. The company was moved to Livonia, Michigan to solidify Deshler’s complete supply chain
2010 – Founding of GS3
Also in 2010, GS3 was born, leveraging Lisa Lunsford’s information technology experience to forge a highly-regarded, comprehensive supply chain management company.
2010 – Manufacturing, Assembly and Distribution
In 2010, as head of Deshler Group, Robert Gruschow focused Amanda on manufacturing and Feblo on assembly and distribution.
2009 – Amanda Bent Bolt and Claude Sintz Merge
Starting in 2009, Deshler merged Claude Sintz with Amanda Bent Bolt, consolidating their facilities in Logan, Ohio.
2005 – Deshler Begins International Expansion – DAP Founded in Costa Rica
In 2005, Deshler began its international expansion into Central America, founding DAP and becoming a global supplier.
2003 – Deshler Purchases AWT
Deshler acquired AWT, a stamping company, in 2003. This allowed Deshler to directly produce welded assemblies and rods, rather than relying on subcontractors.
1989 – Founding of AMI
In 1989, Deshler Group formed AMI, a company that developed an industry-first software solution supporting nation-wide tire inventory and logistics for Ford Motor Company dealerships.
1984-88 – Amanda Bent Bolt Expansion
In 1984, the company built a new factory home for Amanda Bent Bolt in Logan, Ohio. By 1988, Amanda had expanded into other industries, parts, and techniques, doubling the factory in size.
1978 – Deshler Purchases Amanda Bent Bolt
In 1978, Deshler purchased and renamed Amanda Bent Bolt, a u-bolt and rod company now doing business as Amanda Manufacturing.
1970s – A Software Pioneer
In the 1970s, Feblo pioneered warehousing and distribution software systems written specifically for the automotive industry.
1968 – Deshler Acquires Claude Sintz
In 1968, Deshler Group, with partial financing from Feblo, acquired Claude Sintz.
Feblo Founded in 1948
Founded in 1948, Feblo International, LLC started in gasket kitting and assembly. It later moved to packaging for Ford Motor Company in the 1960s and GM in 1999.