Manufacturing results since 1959

  • 59

    1959:

    Midwest Automation was founded as a Minnesota-based contract machine shop owned by the John Anderson family.

  • 66

    1966:

    Acquired the rights to manufacture the “Cutting Station,” a postformed kitchen countertop miter saw designed by Hypaco.

  • 70

    1970:

    Acquired the rights to manufacture the “Corfab” kitchen countertop core fabrication machine from Possis Engineering.

  • 74

    1974:

    Acquired the rights to manufacture the “Bechtold” line of kitchen countertop laminating and postforming machines from Roberts Adhesive Company.

  • 86

    1986:

    Midwest Automation was acquired by Kenneth P. Holley.

  • 92

    1992:

    Introduced water-based laminating technology to the North American kitchen countertop industry.

  • 94

    1994:

    Started the ORMA/Midwest division to market a full line of hot and cold hydraulic presses manufactured by ORMA Machine in Bergamo, Italy.

  • 94

    1994:

    Entered into an exclusive marketing agreement to sell complete line of glue spreaders and laminating machines manufactured by OMMA Slr in Limbiate, Italy.

  • 96

    1996:

    Moved corporate headquarters and manufacturing into a new 44,000 square foot facility located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • 97

    1997:

    Introduced PVA laminating technology to the North American kitchen countertop industry.

  • 02

    2002:

    Sold first hot melt PUR Glue Spreader in North America.

  • 02

    2002:

    Acquired the assets of Randbright Corporation of New Berlin, Wisconsin and expanded the product offering into the metal deburring, finishing and polishing industries.

  • 04

    2004:

    Acquired the assets of Greco Manufacturing Company of Dowajiac, Michigan and expanded the product line into liquid urethane laminating, composite panel presses, and 3D laminating machines.

  • 04

    2004:

    Consolidated all companies into Midwest Group One, LLC.

  • 09

    2009:

    Entered into an exclusive design and technology licensing agreement with Extreme Panel Technologies of Cottonwood, Minnesota to manufacture equipment for the structural insulated panel (SIP) industry.

  • 14

    2014:

    Changed the corporate name back to Midwest Automation, LLC.