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Ripley Tools Acquires Optical Design Manufacturing Inc.

Ripley Tools Acquires Optical Design Manufacturing Inc.

Date: December 19, 2017
Contact: Karen Verosky
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Ripley Tools Acquires Optical Design Manufacturing Inc.:
Expands Product Offering in Fiber Optic Market



Cromwell, Connecticut – Ripley Tools, LLC. – Ripley Tools, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Optical Design Manufacturing (ODM) Inc., a design and manufacturer of quality fiber optic testing equipment. ODM’s electronics expertise will expand Ripley’s current product offering and provide additional solutions to customers of their Miller® brand fiber optic cable preparation tool line.

With the Miller® brand, Ripley Tools is the global leader in the design and manufacture of cutting, stripping and cable preparation tools in the fiber optic and telecommunications industries. “United by a common goal of producing high quality, innovative solutions for the fiber optic professional, we are excited for the opportunities this acquisition brings. I am confident we will increase the value to both Ripley and ODM customers while enhancing future growth and performance.” Christian Festa, President and CEO Ripley Tools, LLC.

Founded in 2003 and located in Laconia, New Hampshire, ODM products include optical power meters, laser and LED light sources, inspection scopes, optical fiber identification instruments, optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDR) and full testing kits. ODM is known to provide durable, dependable and accurate equipment, professional product training and 24-hour technical support. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with Ripley Tools in growing the ODM testing equipment product line and I’m excited to integrate ODM into the Ripley brand portfolio” Michael Schneider, ODM Inc. Founder and President

ODM’s entire operation, including technical service, customer service, design and production will remain in Laconia, NH for the foreseeable future. Effective immediately, the ODM line will be integrated and sold under the Ripley Tools umbrella. For more information on Ripley Tools visit and for information on ODM products visit

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Since 1936 Ripley Tools has been proudly designing, manufacturing and assembling quality products. Ripley is the worldwide leading manufacturer of wire and cable preparation tools for the CATV, Fiber Optic, Electrical, Home Integration, Telecom and Utility Markets under the brands Miller®, Cablematic®, UtilityTool® and now ODM.

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