K-Tec, Ashland and Metalcraft are market leaders for pull-pan scrapers and accessories.

K-Tec Earthmovers and Ashland Industries, market leaders in pull-pan scraper earthmoving products, announced the acquisition of Metalcraft of GA, Inc. Metalcraft is a heavy equipment manufacturer that is committed to providing innovative and quality products at a competitive price. This acquisition provides a facility in the southeastern United States and an expanded product offerings from the well-respected Metalcraft brand. The Metalcraft facility, located in Louisville, Georgia, will keep its operations under the management of founder Dayton Ratzlaff who will continue to play an important role in the growth of the Metalcraft business. 

K-Tec, Ashland, and Metalcraft are all manufacturers of earthmoving scrapers and accessory products. Joined together, all three brands are part of the K.A. Group. This addition to the K.A. Group will capitalize on organizational efficiencies including: shorter ordering lead times, as production capabilities are increased; implementing industry-best practices across organizations for enhanced product design, purchasing synergies, servicing support, and company culture. 

“Metalcraft is an impressive organization that has developed a niche in the earthmoving industry,” K.A. Group President & CEO, Mike Palitsky said. “They have a proven track record of bringing innovative solutions to the market that perfectly complement the breadth of our existing earthmoving product line.”