On February 1, North American Manufacturing officially changed its name to Fives North American Combustion Inc., as a part of its transition plan following its acquisition. Fives Group, headquartered in Paris, acquired North American and its subsidiaries on August 1st, 2008.

Fives is an industrial engineering group that designs and supplies process equipment and plant facilities to major industrial players throughout the world. It has sales of approximately $1.68 billion (€1,300 million) and 5,700 employees, Fives provides integrated process solutions to the aluminum, steel, cement, glass, sugar and automotive markets.