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Lindberg's president retires

By Tim Kidwell
Published: June 8, 2010
Ernie Petit, 75, the recent president of Lindberg and Hawk model companies, subsidiaries of J. Lloyd Imports, retired this January after 53 years in the hobby business. Jody Keener has stepped into the position as president of both companies.

In a suprising move, given today's proclivity for manufacturing in China, J. Loyd Imports has moved the Lindberg and Hawk manufacturing operation into a 100,000-square-foot facility located in Kalkaska, Mich. According to Keener, J. Lloyd has no bank debt, over $25 million in inventory and isn't about to disappear anytime soon.