Glasses will no doubt be raised, or rather, beer bottles will no doubt be clanked, as Carlisle Companies joins with its newly acquired Electronic Cable Specialists (ECS) this evening in celebrating what many football fans are calling "the game of the century".
I'm not going to even pretend I know why the Green Bay vs Minnesota game is so special (other than the Google-searched answer of "Favre"). But I do want to highlight Carlisle's acquisition of ECS in advance of this week's WAEA show.
ECS is known, among other things, for having developed the retrofit solution for OnAir to install its onboard mobile phone system on Boeing 737 aircraft (Ryanair is pleased).
Carlisle chief executive David Roberts says: "ECS complements our specialty wire and cable operations and broadens our product and engineering capabilities for our commercial and defense airframe customers. ECS's product and service capabilities are at the forefront of new developments in avionics and commercial aircraft comfort and business communications.
"The company has an award-winning reputation for satisfying the demanding requirements of a customer base that is shared with our Carlisle Interconnect Technologies. This acquisition furthers our plan to grow Carlisle's businesses in attractive markets in which we play a leading role. ECS will bring many beneficial attributes to Carlisle and with the backing of our resources, the company promises to become an excellent growth platform for Carlisle."