Latest Investment to Support Expansion of TVV Portfolio Company Big 3 Precision Products

Nashville, TN – February 24, 2014 – TVV Capital an operationally-focused private equity firm announced that it has acquired Industrial Design Innovations (IDI), a leading material handling rack design firm for the automotive and transportation industries.  The acquisition supports the continued build-out of Big 3 Precision Products (, an existing TVV portfolio company acquired in late 2012.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


IDI ( specializes in the design and prototyping of custom material handling containers with a particular focus on the automotive and transportation industries.  The company designs racks and containers that integrate with robots and manufacturing line feed equipment.  Customers include Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and their primary suppliers.


Big 3 is a leading niche manufacturer of injection blow molds, tooling and metal fabrication products.  Customers such as Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Mercedes rely on Big 3 for the manufacture of automotive equipment transportation racks.  The acquisition brings together Big 3’s large-scale manufacturing and IDI’s leading design expertise, which will now enable Big 3 to offer a complete full service design and build capability.