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Will-Burt Company acquires security filing cabinet and access control lines from Diebold

The Will-Burt Company, a manufacturer of telescoping mast and tower elevation solutions for surveillance, communication antenna and scene lighting systems based in Orrville, OH, has acquired two security solution business lines from Diebold, Incorporated. 

Included in the transaction are Diebold’s GSA-approved security filing cabinet and vault door business and its LINX Security Solutions business. 

Will-Burt has been manufacturing GSA-approved security filing cabinets and vault doors under the Diebold and Mosler names since 1996. With the acquisition, Will-Burt will begin selling these products under its own name. 

“We have a long history building security cabinets and vault doors for Diebold,” said Jeff Evans, Will-Burt’s president, CEO and chairman. “It is a business we know well. We look forward to selling this same product under the Will-Burt name, while maintaining the same high-quality production standards these products have enjoyed for nearly 17 years with Will-Burt.” 

Will-Burt has also acquired Diebold’s LINX access control business line. Included is LINX GateMaster, designed to manage the entry of vehicles and pedestrians onto a base or other campus setting. GateMaster is a complete, automated gate entry solution that fully integrates devices and data to provide positive identification of entering personnel and visitors, verification of vehicles and automated detection and prevention of unauthorized entry attempts. 

Also included is LINX Predator Elite. The Predator Elite security solution features a truly integrated, multi-tasking, centralized system for access control and intrusion detection. Its modular design can integrate many technologies (e.g., CCTV, DVR, access control, intrusion detection, perimeter systems, environmental control, thermal imagers, etc.) into a single, easily managed system. It is the only integrated security solution certified for installation at U.S. Air Force nuclear weapon storage sites. 

“The LINX security solution products are a natural extension of Will-Burt’s fully integrated, elevated security and surveillance solutions it delivers to its Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security customers,” said John Stroia, Will-Burt’s chief operating officer. “We look forward to broadening our product offerings and creating even more value for our customers.”