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Looks like Garrett is taking over Whites!

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One member just posted a link to this article that Garrett will now hold the Whites name.

Garrett Announces Acquisition

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


  • rickoricko Posts: 78,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is outstanding news. Now there is service and replacement options for the White's machines. Thanks for posting this information. Cheers, RickO

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 22,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thats very welcome news. im glad it worked out

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 4,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A definite sigh of relief by White users. That's nice to see. Peace Roy

  • WhiteTornadoWhiteTornado Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭

    I've put my metal detecting on the shelf for the time being, but I have an AT Pro and for the local club I used to be in -- about 100 members -- about half of them use Garrett machines. Whites is also a popular choice with club members, so this match seems to make sense.

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