W. C. Bradley Co. acquired Dansons US, LLC, in a merger of grill manufacturers.
Dansons, headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, owns Pit Boss and Louisiana Grills in the cooking space and the gun-safe manufacturer Surelock. Started in 1999 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dansons is family-owned and managed by Dan Thiessen, Jeff Thiessen and Jordan Thiessen.
Headquartered in Columbus, GA, W.C. Bradley manufactures grills, smokers and outdoor supplies. The company’s brands include Char-Broil, Oklahoma Joe’s Smokers, Saber grills, and Lamplight, which manufactures the TIKI brand line-up for torches, outdoor lighting products, and firepits. It has been privately held since 1885, reaching its 7th generation of family ownership.
James G. Hillenbrand, CEO of W. C. Bradley Co., stated, “We are excited to partner with the Dansons’ team. This combination is a natural fit of strong cultures, brands and partners.”