Carlisle to acquire Carlyle, maker of interconnects for aerospace applications

April 4, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C., 4 April 2008. Carlisle Companies Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned Carlyle Inc., a provider of sophisticated aerospace and network interconnection solutions for a purchase price of $200 million.

With annual sales of approximately $125 million, Carlyle is focused on manufacturing wire and cable harnesses, rack and panels, and cable assemblies for specialty avionics applications. The company has facilities in Tukwila and Kent, Wa. The business will operate within Carlisle's Tensolite Company division.

FREMONT, Calif., 4 April 2008.Themis Computer in Fremont, Calif., is joining the board of directors of VITA, the open standards organization in Fountain Hills, Ariz. William E. Kehret, president and chief executive officer of Themis Computer, will represent Themis on the VITA board.

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