MARIETTA, GA -- Lackmond Products, Inc., a supplier of diamond tools, carbide tools and equipment, and parent company of Lackmond Stone, has acquired Diamond Tooling Solutions (DTS), of Royalton, MN. DTS' product lines consist of Tyrolit CNC tooling, Nemi vacuum pods and many other tools and supplies for the stone fabricator. The company's ability to offer support and application solutions to automated fabrication shops has made them a valuable resource to the stone fabricator. Whether it's calibrating a CNC machine, setting up a new set of tools or helping to provide other solutions in the shop, DTS provides the support and knowledge to help the stone fabrication shop become more efficient and profitable.

"Troy Gertken and his team created significant value through their experience and expertise with operating CNC machines, not only providing the best CNC tooling in the industry, Tyrolit, but also giving solutions and support to their many customers," said Cliff Sallis, president and owner of Lackmond Products, Inc. "We intend to commit all our resources to continuing Troy's and DTS' legacy and extending their vast coverage, as well as expanding Lackmond Stone's footprint in the stone industry." Sallis also emphasized that Lackmond's acquisition will allow the company to pursue its growth strategy in the stone market.    "Our team has done an outstanding job positioning DTS as a leader with extensive knowledge in the CNC tooling and stone business," added Gertken, president and owner of DTS. "Lackmond Products, through their Lackmond Stone division, has a keen understanding of our industry and we are fortunate to have them as a partner as we continue to expand our business."