Did you hear?... Confluence to aquire Whetstone Inc.

Confluence Watersports announced it has reached an initial agreement to acquire Whetstone Inc, a manufacturer of carbon fiber paddles designed for touring and whitewater use.
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Confluence Watersports announced it has reached an initial agreement to acquire Whetstone Inc, a manufacturer of carbon fiber paddles designed for touring and whitewater use. Once acquired, Whetsone paddles, until now distributed directly, will be sold only through Confluence retailers and dealers and rebranded within the Confluence family. Whetsone owner William Carpenter will join the Confluence design team working on development and production of touring and whitewater paddles. The factory will remain in South Carolina for now, and no layoffs are planned, the company announced.

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