Who We Are
United Generations is a family-run holding company created to partner with strong management teams that may wish to leverage our operating expertise in industrial manufacturing and services to support their companies' growth.
Our family founded United Conveyor Corporation (UCC) in 1920, known today as UCC Enivironmental, which manufactures environmental systems for power generation and other heavy industries. To date, we have completed five bolt-on acquisitions and numerous strategic partnerships.
We acquired Pangborn Corporation in late 2015, a global leader in shot blasting solutions with five operating locations.
United Generations' portfolio companies have grown to become global leaders with 650 employees conducting business across 60 countries.
While we continue to operate UCC and Pangborn today, we see an opportunity to leverage our expertise and resources to help smaller businesses develop.
Why Partner with Us
Technical and Operational Expertise:
Our portfolio companies are operated independently but where needed, can leverage the engineering, sales or other operational resources within United Generations to support growth.
Long-Term approach to Ownership:
As a family holding company, we are not burdened by structural considerations that might force a sale at an inopportune time. We plan to invest in companies likely to sustain over many decades.
Ready-Access to Capital:
While strategic planning is paramount, we recognize that opportunities and challenges often arise without warning. When capital is required after the initial transaction, we are able to fund quickly whether to support growth or provide liquidity during challenging times.
Commitment to Employees:
We rely extensively on the capabilities of our employees to drive company performance and put them in the best possible position to help them succeed.
Great people do great things. Therefore, we hire the best and brightest employees and invest in our team. We value talent and the promise that comes with unlocking one’s full potential.
We conduct ourselves with high moral character, decency, respect, goodness, and honesty amongst our people, customers, suppliers, community, and industry partners. We honor our promises. We pursue win-win arrangements.
We deliver on our promises by employing a team of people who work together. We all work for the common purpose of doing what is best for our team, the people who serve us, and the people we serve. We actively communicate with the whole team for inspiration, inclusion and clarity.
We know that we are successful when our Customers’ businesses thrive. We make sure we deliver exceptional customer service. We anticipate customer needs, honor our commitments and deliver performance beyond expectations. We are energized by the experience of helping our Customers succeed.
We seek ways to add value. We think big, move fast, challenge conventional wisdom and always strive to maximize value by pushing the boundaries of creativity. We do this by developing new solutions and by continuously improving upon the processes that our customers rely on us to provide.