In a press release from today, Jeff Novotny, President of Larson International, Inc. proudly announced that his company has purchased Sellner Manufacturing.· The deal was finalized on Tuesday, January 18.

According to the press release, "Except the building, Larson acquired everything from the Minnesota factory including ride plans, molds, computers, office furniture, equipment and machines..."

Regarding the deal, Mr. Novotny says, "We are very excited about this.· It gives us wonderful opportunities.·Out of respect for the long history of this company and the family, and because of wide industry recognition of the Sellner product, I intend to keep and use the Sellner name."

All Sellner equipment and parts can now be ordered directly through Larson's spare parts' division in the Plainview, Texas office.

A complete story of this news will appear in the March 2011 issue of Carnival Magazine.