TRC’s Acquiring Shoreline Reel Product Line

December 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

6982Technology Research Corp. (TRC) has announced the acquisition of the assets associated with the Shoreline Reel product line owned by TDI Products Inc. (TDI) of Atlantic Beach, Fla.

TDI develops, produces, assembles, promotes and sells manual and motorized cord and hose reels, marketed under the Shoreline Reels trademark, for recreational vehicles, boats, and other industrial applications. The asset purchase includes the Shoreline Reel product line, trademarks, inventories, customer relationships and intellectual property related to the cord and hose reel business. TDI will retain ownership of certain other assets, including the real estate.

Owen Farren, president and CEO of Clearwater, Fla.-based TRC, stated in a news release, “TRC is excited to add the Shoreline Reel product line to our product portfolio in support of our specialty vehicle strategy. TDI and the Shoreline Reel products enjoy a very strong reputation for product quality and customer support in both the RV and marine markets.”

Tom Caldwell, president of TDI Products Inc., said, “I am pleased to join TRC and look forward to working with the team to strengthen our position in the markets we serve and expanding the product line into markets that TRC serves. The synergies make this an excellent partnership.” Tom has joined the management team at TRC. Todd Blaudow, vice president of TDI, will provide consulting services to TRC in the engineering and product development areas.

TRC is a recognized leader in providing cost effective engineered solutions for applications involving power management and control, intelligent battery systems technology and electrical safety products based on our proven ground fault sensing and Fire Shield technology. These products are designed, manufactured and distributed to the consumer, commercial and industrial markets worldwide. The company also supplies power monitors and control equipment to the United States Military and its prime contractors. More information is available at

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