100 Years of the Mellott Company

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Nov. 18, 2020 – In 2016, I had the privilege of traveling to Warfordsburg, Pa., to tour the Mellott Company facility. I wrote a feature story that appeared in Rock Products based on that experience. One thing was certain during my visit there with Paul Mellott Jr., Brian Mellott and Herman Mellott – this is one of the aggregates industry’s best companies. That history of excellence…

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Force Control Celebrates 50 Years

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Force Control Industries is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing long-lasting oil shear clutches, brakes and clutch brakes. Although industries and applications have come and gone in the five decades that the company has been in business, they continue to develop new uses for their unique oil shear technology. All Force Control products are manufactured in their Fairfield, Ohio (suburban Cincinnati)…

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Happy 40th Anniversary

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Nov. 29, 2018 – I am blogging live this week from South Carolina, where I met with representatives from Polydeck Corp. to talk turkey, industry issues and the company’s 40th anniversary. What began in 1959 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is today a thriving family-owned business with a leading industry image and a unique timeline of growth and revolutionary thinking. Thanks to Dennis Zeiger for…

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