We are building
on a legacy

Our Story

HBM Holdings has deep roots. In 1907, Harry B. Mathews founded Mississippi Lime Company. Because of his hard work, dedication and commitment, Mississippi Lime thrived in the 20th century and continues to prosper today, through growth and innovation. In 2012, to diversify and expand the business, the Harry B. Mathews trust created an investment and management company, HBM Holdings.

At HBM Holdings, we continue to build on the legacy that Harry B. Mathews shaped. Our focus is on creating a balanced and diverse investment portfolio. We seek businesses that create real value for their customers and our mission is to help them grow and succeed.

In 2017, HBM acquired Schafer Industries, a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears. In 2019, HBM acquired HarperLove, a leading provider of specialty adhesives, performance additives, and wet-strength resins to corrugated packaging manufacturers. Our most recent acquisition, in October 2021, was Control Devices, a leading designer and manufacturer of engineered flow control solutions in the gas, air, and liquid markets.

In addition to growing our portfolio and expanding our horizons, we continue to focus our attention on employee safety and our communities. Safety is a top priority. We work with all of our operating companies to ensure we provide a safe work environment for our employees and develop top-notch safety practices. We are committed to achieving and maintaining “best in class” safety performance.

We are fortunate to be a part of many different communities and believe that giving back is not just an option, but one of our core values. It is our responsibility to make a difference by being engaged in the communities where we live, work and play.

We look to build a world-class investment and management company that develops and empowers our people to achieve great things while creating sustainable, long-term value for our companies and communities.

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