Midwest Automation announced that Choice Machinery Group of Holland, Michigan, has acquired the laminating division of Midwest Automation. Choice Machinery is the same company that purchased the kitchen countertop division from Midwest three years ago under a different name at that time.
The laminating division includes machines and systems for wood and composite panel laminating, related material handling systems, SIP panel laminating and fabrication equipment, special 3D presses for the aviation industry, and other specialty machines.
These machines and systems from both the laminating and kitchen countertop divisions will be sold under the "Evans Midwest" brand.
Midwest Automation is retaining ownership of its metal deburring and finishing division where it will focus its resources on the design and manufacture of wide belt sanding/calibrating machines for wood and composite panels, flat metal deburring, edge rounding and finishing machines for the sheet metal industry, cylindrical deburring and finishing machines, and wet dust collectors.
Last year, Midwest Automation was set to return to IWF after a brief hiatus when the coronavirus hit the nation. Together with Italian machinery manufacturer partners OMMA Macchine and ORMA Macchine, Midwest Automation manufactures a variety of high performance laminating and engineered systems for liquid polyurethane, epoxies, and PUR hotmelt adhesive applications, as well as a variety of water-based laminating machines and systems for the woodworking industry, said Gary Haider, then vice president of Sales.
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