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Granite Creek Capital Partners Announces Investment in C&C Manufacturing

CHICAGO and OTTUMWA, Iowa, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announced it has partnered with Equivu Capital, LLC (“Equivu”) on an investment in C&C Manufacturing, LLC (“C&C”). C&C is a leading manufacturer and distributor of heavy equipment, providing high-quality machinery to the scrap metal recycling, waste management, and airport maintenance equipment markets alongside a suite of aftermarket replacement parts and value-added services.

As part of the transaction, Equivu, the investment arm of entrepreneur Salvatore Calvino, has acquired a majority stake in C&C. In addition, Calvino was named CEO of C&C Manufacturing.

Granite Creek and Equivu’s investments, along with Calvino’s leadership, will enable C&C to capitalize on strong customer demand for its market-leading products through increased working capital investment, broadening its employee base and management team, and expanding its parts and services offerings.

Calvino, an experienced executive and entrepreneur, founded, operated, and invested in several aviation services companies. He founded his first company in 1985 and sold his group of companies to a strategic acquiror in 2015, having grown the platform from 40 to 4,200 employees.

Granite Creek’s investment in C&C Manufacturing was made from its $200 million fund, Granite Creek FlexCap II, L.P. (“FlexCap II”). Granite Creek targets investments in companies engaged in manufacturing, business services, healthcare, and agribusiness. The investment team plays an active role with the leadership of its portfolio companies to support growth, strategy and financial development.

“We are thrilled to partner with Sal on this transaction. We are impressed by Sal’s track record of building successful businesses, and his experience positions him well to lead C&C into its next phase of growth,” said Mark Radzik, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. “C&C’s well-known brands, market-leading products, and strong customer support position the company for continued success.”

“I am extremely excited to be partnering with Granite Creek on this investment in C&C Manufacturing. They are a great fit to help us build and grow C&C far into the future,” said Salvatore Calvino, CEO of C&C Manufacturing. “C&C will remain focused on building the industry’s best multi-purpose snow removal equipment, landfill compactors, and scrap metal loggers to serve the needs of our customers.”

About C&C Manufacturing, LLC
Founded in 1963 as Al-jon Manufacturing, C&C Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer and distributor of heavy equipment to the scrap metal recycling, waste management, and airport maintenance equipment industries. The company’s machines are used in a variety of applications such as scrap metal crushing, landfill compaction, and airport runway snow clearing. The company also offers its customers a robust catalogue of aftermarket replacement parts as well as a suite of value-added services such as training, maintenance, and installation. For more information, visit

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