Race Winning Brands Acquires MGP Connecting Rods

December 05, 2018


MENTOR, Ohio (December 5, 2018) – Race Winning Brands, Inc., a portfolio company of Kinderhook
Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Giannone Performance Products, Inc. dba MGP
Connecting Rods, a premium manufacturer of high-performance aluminum connecting rods. MGP
represents the fifth add-on acquisition for Race Winning Brands.
Race Winning Brands is the leading manufacturer of high performance and racing related components
sold to the automotive and powersports markets. RWB is headquartered in Mentor, Ohio and markets its
products globally through a portfolio of leading brands, including JE Pistons, Wiseco Performance
Products, K1 Technologies, Diamond Pistons, Trend Performance, Dart Machinery, Rekluse Motor
Sports, Falicon Racing and ProX Racing Parts.
Founded in 1996, MGP has emerged as the premier manufacturer of aluminum connecting rods for the
racing and high-performance markets. By utilizing race-proven d

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