MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Helwig Carbon Products, Inc. announced the acquisition and integration of the carbon brush holder product line of J. Ream Manufacturing, Inc. The brush holders manufactured by J. Ream will now be manufactured at Helwig Carbon Products, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to the legacy J. Ream holders, customers will also have the option of upgrading to improved brush holder designs featuring Helwig Carbon’s options like constant force springs, brush wear indicators, and quick disconnects.

“This acquisition strengthens our core brush holder business by adding new holder designs and applications to Helwig Carbon Products core business. Helwig Carbon has been in the brush holder business for 50 years and we are ideally suited to manufacture these products,” said Helwig Carbon Products President Mark Umhoefer.