Howard manufactured commercial and industrial ladders from its plant in Kent, Washington. A third-generation business, the owners decided that with no heirs involved in the business, it was time to monetize the wealth that had been created.
Zachary Scott was engaged to sell the business and allow transition of owner managers from the business.
Howard Manufacturing was sold to Green Bull, a commercial ladder manufacturer in Kentucky. The combination gave Green Bull two brands and facilities on both coasts, thereby allowing Green Bull to offer a dual pricing strategy and save on transportation costs across geographic markets.