The Legacy Companies announced that it has completed the acquisition of EdgeCraft Corporation, manufacturer of the Chef'sChoice brand, based in Avondale, Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1984, EdgeCraft Corporation introduced the Chef'sChoice brand with the debut of its first electric knife sharpener in 1985. Today, Chef'sChoice is available in over 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 models of the most technologically advanced electric and manual knife sharpeners, as well as, electric food grinders and slicers, wafflemakers, grills and hot beverage products.

Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies, says, “We are pleased to announce the completion of this acquisition.  It represents our continued commitment to expanding our USA based manufacturing operations and building our portfolio of Legacy brands.  I also want to congratulate the Management Team at EdgeCraft for their strong leadership and their effort in positioning the Chef'sChoice brand for future growth.  I look forward to working with the dedicated and talented EdgeCraft employee base.”

Asbury also emphasized that Chef'sChoice will remain headquartered in Avondale and will maintain its current operations there. "It is our intent to help grow Chef'sChoice right there in Avondale, Pennsylvania, where it’s been since 1990," he adds.

Sam Weiner, EdgeCraft's president, comments, "We have spent significant time with The Legacy Companies' management team and are convinced the culture and ambition is similar to what we've built at EdgeCraft. It's exciting for EdgeCraft to be an official part of The Legacy Companies where we can leverage the resources and brand expertise of each company to further innovate and develop our products to accelerate growth worldwide."

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