Tempest Finalizes Precision MSA Carburetor Acquisition

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The Tempest Plus Marketing Group of Greenville, S.C., announced this week that it has formed a new company called Volare Carburetors to complete its acquisition of Precision Airmotive’s MSA line of carburetors and spare parts. The new company will be headquartered in Gibsonville, N.C. All Volare MSA carburetors and components will be marketed under the Tempest brand and are available for immediate shipment, the company said. John Herman, Tempest’s vice president of marketing and sales, said in a prepared statement, “We are very excited that the acquisition process has concluded and we may now begin supplying the industry with a much needed product.” MSA carburetors are used in most normally aspirated Continental, Lycoming and Franklin engines. AVweb reported last November that Precision wanted out of the carburetor business after it was unable to obtain product liability insurance following a string of lawsuits, but no information was available this week from Tempest regarding how they were handling the insurance issue.