December 1, 2016

The Rose Corporation, 401 North Eighth Street, Reading, a privately owned contract manufacturing steel fabrication company, is pleased to announce that it has become a sister company to Abbott Furnace, St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, effective December 1, 2016. Having been purchased by the same owner, Edmund Gaffney, of Haverford, PA, both Rose and Abbott will continue to operate independent of each other but joining capabilities to enhance offerings to their current customers and opportunities for the growth of both entities. The Rose Corporation, also doing business as Mark Metals, currently employs 52 and Abbott employs 70.

The acquisition of The Rose Corporation focuses on broadening new furnace sales opportunities using intellectual property developed/owned by both companies and the ability to build larger furnaces with the expanded facility in Reading.

The Rose Corporation was established in 1987 and over the years has produced a variety of custom built equipment including thermal oxidizers, industrial furnaces of all kinds, condensers, sterilization chambers, ladles, machine bases and material handling equipment and more. In 1990 Mark Metals, a steel service center was added to their offerings. Mark Metals is located at 2100 Adams Street, Reading, PA.

Abbott Furnace Company was established in 1982 as a manufacturing and service company for control panels. In 1986, Abbott Furnace Company manufactured its first continuous belt furnace for the production of powder metal products. Abbott Furnace Company is recognized as a leader in the production and technology of continuous thermal processing equipment with a reputation for outstanding customer service. Abbott Furnace Company is located in St. Marys, Pennsylvania.