Recent Portfolio Exits

Western Shelter Systems - Eugene, Oregon

CrewBoss - Eugene, Oregon

Western Shelter Systems and CrewBoss design and manufacturer innovative support products for first responders, firefighters, and military and commercial customers making their jobs easier and more effective. Their product lines - Western Shelter, CrewBoss and Mobility – provide leading shelter solutions and support products, wildland firefighting clothing and gear, and mobility solutions for the most demanding applications.

Gorge partnered will the CEO, Barry Hendrix and the leadership team to acquire Western Shelter and CrewBoss from its founder. The founder's choice of Gorge over other options was largely driven by Gorge's commitment to continuing and building on the culture as well as its goal to continue to build and grow Western Shelter as a platform in Eugene, Oregon. Additionally, Gorge Holdings' desire and willingness to partner with existing management allowed for a successful transaction and smooth transition with clearly aligned values for all parties.

Robert Technologies - Marlboro, New Jersey

Since 1989, Robert Technologies Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of power cable connectors for defense and commercial applications. "RTI" has earned a reputation for supplying the industry with high reliability electronic connectors that are reasonably priced and readily available.

Realized Investments

Rose City Rebar and Post Tensioning - Portland, Oregon

Rose City is a leading independent reinforcing bar fabricator and post tensioning supplier in the Pacific Northwest. They focus on medium to large commercial and infrastructure projects where they bring a quality and service focus to the industry.

Gorge acquired Rose City from its founder, after this successful business had gone through significant turmoil. Gorge has carefully built capability through strategic hires, coaching and active management in key areas of the organization. The company has been revived and now has a management team, capital and tools to see significant growth.

Rose City Rebar and Post Tensioning was sold to FarWest Steel after seeing revenue growth of 5x over the course of our ownership.

Taylor Metal Products, Inc. - Salem, Oregon

Taylor is a premium supplier of metal roofing products to the residential and light commercial markets.

Acquired from its founders, Taylor saw substantial revenue, profitability and product growth through our ownership.