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Eriez turns 70!

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General Anniversary Eriez Magnetics

Company's attraction to magnets has been shaking up the industry since 1942.

Eriez, a world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications celebrates its 70th anniversary in business this year.

Through innovation, organization and diversification, Eriez has evolved into a technologically advanced, financially sound, international company with manufacturing facilities in Canada, Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico and South Africa, as well as its Erie, Pa. headquarters.

The company plans to observe its 70th anniversary throughout the year.

“We will be celebrating our anniversary year with a number of significant milestones on the horizon for 2012,” says Tim Shuttleworth, president and chief executive officer. “There are a number of goals that are well within reach for Eriez in our anniversary year. For example, we plan to continue our safety record for no lost time accidents, open our new Erie Wager Road facility, introduce another innovative product at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) show and hit a new high number of employees worldwide and in Erie.  Internationally, Eriez will open new or upgraded plants in Canada, China, India and the United Kingdom.”


“To say we have come a long way since our founding in 1942 in the Merwin family basement in Erie would be an understatement,” says Shuttleworth. “Our greatest advantage throughout this growth process has been the hardworking Eriez team, past and present. With our superior team in place, there is no limit to what we can accomplish in the future. During this anniversary year, we also want to show our appreciation to our customers, our employees, our suppliers, our shareholders and the communities where we reside.”

Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents.

For more information, call 1-888-300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada, via e-mail at or visit


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