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Levy's Leathers Sold to Gator Cases

Case and accessory manufacturer Gator Cases has acquired of Levy’s Leathers Ltd.,  a Canadian manufacturer of leather guitar straps and accessories.

Operations for both companies will continue at their current facilities. Levy’s manufacturing of leather goods will remain in Canada, and Gator’s rotomolded plastics and custom flight case divisions look to continue growth in Indiana. Both parties say they look forward to increased efficiencies and expansion utilizing Gator’s expertise in product development and numerous offshore manufacturing facilities. Additionally, both companies intend to leverage their combined expertise to increase both individual and overall customer experience and brand family success.
Executive Staff from both companies commented on the acquisition with a focus on collaboration and growth:
Levy’s Leathers Founder, Dennis Levy, says, “Levy’s Leathers has been my life and passion since I started it 45 years ago. After all these years when the time came to sell, it was an emotional decision. Gator Cases, and particularly Crystal Morris herself, made that tough decision easier. Gator stood out amongst a number of strong potential buyers. Crystal’s management style and vision for Levy’s is a mirror image of mine. My wife Cheryl and I have always considered Levy’s employees and customers our very large extended family.  With Gator these customers, employees and the Levy’s brand are in the best of hands. Of this I am 100 per cent confident.”
Danica Levy adds, “I am extremely excited to move forward under the direction and expertise of Crystal Morris and Gator Cases.  This transition opens up a world of new opportunities for Levy’s and I am looking very forward to being a part of it!”
Harvey Levy comments further, “I see the purchase of Levy’s by Gator Cases as an exciting opportunity to take Levy’s guitar straps and gig bags to the next level. The guitar focused mix of products offered by these two, well respected, companies dovetail beautifully and present a world of possibilities to grow both brands. Guitar players everywhere will reap the benefits of this event.”
Gators founder and CEO, Crystal Morris says, “I am very honoured to be entrusted with this incredible brand and operation. Dennis and the rest of the Levy’s family have built a well-known standard of excellence in their products and business relationships over the last 42 years, and we intend to reinforce that with Gator’s resources. The entire Gator team is extremely excited to start working together to further grow both Gator and Levy’s collectively for many decades to come.”
For more information, go to [www.levysleathers.com](http://www.levysleathers.com/).
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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Music Trade. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.