ITT acquires plasma cutting manufacturer

April 29, 2008

ITT Corporation ( has acquired Kaliburn Inc. (, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cleveland Motion Controls, Inc. ( in Cleveland Ohio.

Kaliburn, located in Charleston S.C., is a designer and manufacturer of plasma arc cutting equipment and consumables in metal fabrication. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kaliburn will be strategically aligned within ITT’s Motion and Flow Controls group under the Controls Value Center.

“This acquisition broadens our product offering, leverages our leading-edge technology and allows our customers and distributors a wider array of integrated plasma cutting and numerical control system solutions,” Wayne Foley, president of CMC said. “We are very pleased to welcome the Kaliburn team and its customers to the ITT family, and pledge to maintain the level of quality they’ve come to expect from us.”

Kaliburn’s products and services will be sold and marketed along with the Burny/AMC product line. Kaliburn’s plasma arc cutting systems, used in cutting ferrous and non-ferrous metals, will complement the Burny and AMC numerical control products, which are also marketed to the metal fabricating industry.

Established in 1986, Kaliburn (formerly known as InnerLogic, Inc.) is a manufacturer of plasma cutting systems. Steve Hardwick, former president of Kaliburn and its new chief technologist, said “Becoming part of ITT Controls allows Kaliburn the opportunity to grow faster by utilizing ITT’s vast resources and global reach. Our product development efforts will accelerate, distribution channels will broaden and our association with the Burny and AMC product brands will greatly increase our presence in the global marketplace.”