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ACME Anchors

A great example of third generation businesses continuing to thrive ACME Tools, the Grand Forks, N.D., retailer of tools and equipment, has been in operation since 1948. Celebrating its 70th birthday this year, the company is one of the leading businesses of its kind; an achievement reminiscent of an industry trend in the 2010s. With […]

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Hoist the Balloons

Harrington celebrates 150 years Harrington Hoists, Inc., of Manheim, Pa., is celebrating 150 years in the hoist business. The company, established in 1867 by Edwin Harrington (a machinist and inventor) began as a machine shop and hoist business in Philadelphia. Throughout his lifetime, Harrington obtained several patents and was best known for developing one of the […]

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“The Shop”

Georgia powerhouse celebrates 100 years Sometimes a less quantifiable measure of success is the respect of one’s community. For Southern States LLC, which just reached 100 years of high-voltage power transmission and distribution servicing, attaining a nickname in local circles had to amount to a lot. Folks in Hampton, Georgia simply call it “The Shop”. […]

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Three Quarter Mark

Kaydon Bearings were used in Apollo spacesuits, CT scanners Kaydon Bearings celebrated its 75th anniversary on Monday, May 16 with events planned for its facilities in Michigan, South Carolina, Ohio, Mexico, China, and Brazil. The Kaydon Engineering Corporation was founded in May, 1941 by A. Harold Frauenthal in Muskegon, Michigan, and its original location is still a […]

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Panamania 2016

Electromechanical components halt Panama Canal project The 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal is still…almost…done. It is the largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction in 1914. The new system of locks will increase the waterway’s capacity – and of course, commemorate the landmark’s centennial. Call it a centennial-and-one. Plus one. But, even though […]

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September Preview: Twenty years of hard work pays off

In the northern Kentucky town of Walton, Atlas Electric founder Larry Barger and his employees will host an open house and customer appreciation meal in September at their motor repair shop. At this open house, Barger hopes to give back to his customers and show his appreciation as Atlas Electric celebrates its twentieth anniversary.  From […]

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March EA preview: Machine Products Corporation celebrates 57 years in Dayton

In an Ohio city that once was the center of manufacturing, Machine Products Corporation has stood the test of time. Not only did the city of Dayton, Ohio host companies like General Motors and Westinghouse, but a slew of manufacturers –silk, musical instruments, clothing, and industrial equipment–called it home. The March issue of Electrical Apparatus has more on […]

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General Tools & Instruments celebrates 90th anniversary

General Tools & Instruments, headquartered in New York City, is celebrating its 90th anniversary.  The company will be at the National Hardware Show, May 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, an event they helped launch, to acknowledge the milestone. General Tools & Instruments began as General Hardware in 1922 as the brainchild of Abe […]

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APEM celebrates 60 years of switch manufacturing

APEM, a Haverhill, Mass.-based manufacturer of industrial switches and joysticks, announced that it is celebrating its 60th anniversary. From its founding in 1952 as a manufacturer of toggle switches,  APEM has grown into a manufacturing group with more than 120 product lines produced in 12 manufacturing facilities across 4 continents. The company today supplies professional […]

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