Dear Valued Clients, Customers, Partners, and Stakeholders,

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you today. After thorough strategic analysis and planning, The Line Group, Inc. has decided to merge our business with Ward Manufacturing, a fourth-generation metal stamper and fabricator located in Evanston, Illinois. This decision comes after careful consideration to enhance our capabilities, broaden our offerings, and provide even greater value to our stakeholders.

For 68 years, The Line Group has been committed to exceeding our customers' expectations and fostering partnerships that go beyond mere business transactions. We have always strived to be involved early in the design and manufacturing process, a practice that has proven beneficial to everyone involved.

Ward Manufacturing, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, is a fourth generation, family-owned, metal stamping business. Ward is renowned for its technical capabilities, wide range of world-class manufacturing processes, state of the art equipment, skilled workforce, and unparalleled customer service. Ward is aggressively investing in the future and recently built a 36,000 square foot finished goods warehouse to accommodate added capacity and their rapid business growth. We believe that merging with Ward Manufacturing will enable us to reliably offer unmatched quality and exceptional customer service to our valued clients and customers.

The merger will be finalized on March 31, 2024, and over the next thirty to sixty days, The Line Group will transition its operations to the Ward Manufacturing facilities in Evanston, Illinois. We will operate under the Ward Manufacturing banner, maintaining our commitment to you, our valued customers, vendors, employees, and stakeholders.

More detailed information, including updated contacts, phone numbers, email addresses, and other pertinent details, will be shared with you within the next 10-15 days. Should you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me or Jesse DeLaMora at 847-593-6810.

Thank you once again for your trust and support as we embark on this exciting new business venture together!


Al Panico
President & CEO
The Line Group, Inc.

Ward Manufacturing