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Garrett Announces Acquisition

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Garrett Announces Acquisition
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Garland, TX, October 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Garrett Electronics, a design and manufacturing company specializing in sport and security metal detectors, announced the acquisition of certain assets of White’s Electronics.

White’s, who had been in business since 1950 as a premier manufacturer of metal detection products, announced the suspension of operations on June 18, 2020 in a memo to its dealers. White’s founders, Kenneth and Olive White, built their business the same way Garrett’s founders, Charles and Eleanor Garrett, did, by innovating and committing to producing high quality products in the United States. White’s current principals, Kenneth R. and Mary White, are choosing to fold the White’s legacy in with Garrett Metal Detectors as a way of extending their “Made in the USA” tradition.

Garrett CEO Steve Novakovich commented, “The White family and the Garrett family have had a high level of respect for one another as competitors in the sport market for decades. Now we at Garrett are proud to combine our respective legacies as Garrett continues on as the premier American metal detector company.”

The transaction includes White’s trademarks, intellectual property, tooling, and other assets. It does not include White’s real estate in Oregon or Scotland. Garrett intends to rigorously defend all of White’s trademarks, patents, and other IP wherever infringement may occur.

Novakovich continued, “Garrett recognizes that the White’s brand has a loyal following in the US and around the world. We are pleased to welcome those customers to Garrett, and we hope we can earn your future business.”

Current White’s customers in need of repair or warranty service should contact:

Centreville Electronics
9437 Main Street
Manassas, VA 20110

Centreville Electronics NW
1550 Maple Place
Lebanon OR 97355

About Garrett Metal Detectors


Garrett Metal Detectors, co-founded by electrical engineer Charles Garrett and fifth-generation educator Eleanor Smith Garrett, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of metal detection products for hobby, security, and law enforcement applications.. Garrett Metal Detectors’ headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Garland Texas. Garrett is an International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified company.


Click here for the full press release on Garrett's website

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2 comments on article "Garrett Announces Acquisition"

Brian Larson

11/20/2020 9:23 AM

I am still using an White's Goldmaster 4B and have found its weight in Gold silver and lost Treasure that has paid me back and then some..

great to see Whites in the Garrett family.


11/24/2021 6:30 AM

I've owned 5 White's detectors, a Fisher, and a Minelab. This Friday (after Thanksgiving, 2021) I'll be getting my Garrett Ace Apex!! I had a friend long ago that had a Garrett detector and I've always highly respected the company and almost bought one a few times but never pulled the trigger. At age 70, and retired, I'm looking forward to getting back to my favorite hobby that I had to lay down years ago.

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