Sector 9, manufacturer of skate longboards, a fast-growing niche segment within the skateboard market has been purchased by Billabong. Co-founders and owners Steve Lake and Dennis Telfer and co-owner Dave Klimkiewicz will remain in their current roles. The acquisition includes Gullwing trucks. Billabong expects Sector 9 to contribute approximately 2% to the company’s overall sales in 2008-09.
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