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  • Oct 25, 2019

    1959

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    1966

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    1970

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    1974

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    1984

    Midwest Automation was acquired by Kenneth P. Holley.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    1992

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    1994

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    1994

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    1996

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    1997

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    2002

    Sold first hot melt PUR Glue Spreader in North America.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    2002

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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    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.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    2004

    Consolidated all companies into Midwest Group One, LLC.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    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.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    2014

    Changed the corporate name back to Midwest Automation, LLC.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    2018

    Evans Machinery acquires Midwest Automation’s Kitchen Countertop Division, and will be known moving forward as “Evans Midwest”.