Lucas-Bond BBQ Group emerges
February 20, 2009,
Bond Manufacturing Co. and Lucas BBQ Co. Ltd. have completed a joint venture agreement, creating the Lucas-Bond Group.
Bond’s investment in Lucas will provide a stable production and distribution platform as well as maximize operational, distribution and marketing efficiencies. Bond assumed all sales, marketing and program development responsibilities.
The Lucas-Bond Group will continue to operate production facilities in southern China, with showrooms in Hangzhou, Shenzhen and Bay Point, Calif. Its North American operations will be headquartered in Bay Point, Calif.
Greg Seelman was named vice president of operations of Lucas–Bond and assumed grill category management responsibilities. He can be reached at greg.@bbqtek.com.
Founded in 1948 by importing garden tools and outdoor accessories, Bond has become a leading North American outdoor consumer products source with core business units within the patio, fountain, lighting, gas, garden tool and garden hose categories. Bond also produces garden products under the Black and Decker name.
For more information, visit www.bondmfg.com.