Gerber has acquired CMG Equipment, LLC. CMG is recognized as a leading manufacturer and marketer of Light Emitting Diode (L.E.D.) -based portable outdoor lighting products. CMG's lights will form the foundation of a complete Gerber L.E.D. Lighting line, with additional products to be released later this year. The company's operations will be relocated from Chicago to Gerber's headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

“With the acquisition of CMG and the launch of our lighting line, Gerber is taking another step in our development as a world-class outdoor recreation company,” said Gerber President Chad Vincent. “The L.E.D. lighting market is positioned for explosive growth, and the products, expertise and technology CMG brings to Gerber will help us capitalize on that opportunity.”