Brian Nelson, president and chairman of the board for HCC Inc., announced that on Sept.21, 2017, HCC assumed 100% ownership of HCC Methal Co. The company will now be recognized by the name HCC, Curitiba and will continue to be managed locally by Thecio Pelanda.

"Over the course of the last 5 years, HCC’s joint venture with the Methal Co. was exceptionally successful and had reached its goal to become the market leader in the production of HCC designed reels and sieves in the South American agricultural market. Along with this success, 90% of the product content has been localized with suppliers based in South America," the company said.

With this newest acquisition, HCC Inc. is now an industry leader in the design and manufacture of reels and sieves for the North American and South American combine markets.

HCC, located in Curitiba, Brazil, is the third addition to the HCC Inc. corporate family. Triple-C, located in Sabetha, Kan., was acquired in 2005 and manufactures the HydraBed for the cattle industry. In 2008, Shaver Manufacturing was acquired in Graettinger, Iowa, which manufactures attachments for skid steer and 3-point applications such as utility pole pullers, stump grinders and post drivers for use in farm, field, and ranch. HCC Inc. is headquartered in Mendota, Ill.