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Top U.S. industrial grinding companies

Posted by IndustryNet on Monday, April 9, 2018

Two men work on an industrial grinding and stabilizer spindle machine Industrial grinding companies play an integral role in the metal finishing process. New data from IndustryNet suggest that industrial grinding companies are holding firm as U.S. manufacturing capacity expands.

What's new in U.S. industrial grinding?

Over the past year, average sales for industrial grinding companies have increased steadily. Average sales now stand at $641.85 million, which represents a 1.4 percent increase overall.

IndustryNet's data show average sales in 2017 topped $632.99 million. If this trend continues, U.S. industrial grinding companies will outpace many other segments of the U.S. metal finishing industry.

For more information on top trends in the industry, see our post: How automation is impacting the U.S. grinding industry

Furthermore, employment statistics have slightly declined since last year. In 2017, there were 6,674 jobs in industrial grinding; 6,605 jobs exist today. At a glance, these figures seem negligible, but a 1.03 percent decline in employment may correlate to the effect of automation on manufacturing employment.

The top-10 companies by number of employees and the top-10 companies by square-footage provide context for those interested in learning more about the U.S. industrial grinding industry.

Related: Expert guide to choosing the right type of metal finishing service

Top-10 companies by number of employees

IndustryNet data shows the top-10 industrial grinding companies, ranked by the number of employees:

  • Magotteaux Pulaski, Inc.
  • Abrasive-Form, Inc.
  • Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc.
  • Advanced Automotive Grinding
  • Precision Grinding & Mfg. Corp.
  • Boston Centerless, Inc.
  • David Barnes Co.
  • Premier Casting Services, Inc.
  • Round Ground Metals, Inc.
  • Aggressive Grinding Service, Inc.

These top-performing companies annually report employment data to IndustryNet for analysis.

Magotteaux Pulaski, Inc.

Magotteaux Pulaski, Inc. began business in 1914 as a small Belgian iron foundry. It has been at the forefront of major innovations for over a century. In 1922, Magotteaux Pulaski, Inc. won an award at the International Engineering Exhibition, which gained the company global notoriety.

Location: Pulaski, Tennessee.
Number of employees: 301.

Abrasive-Form, Inc.

Since 1976, Abrasive-Form, Inc. has served aerospace companies and general manufacturing companies. Particularly, this company is noteworthy for its commitment to quality management as a competitive advantage.

Location: Bloomingdale, Illinois.
Number of employees: 200.

Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc.

Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. is a unique company due to its employee-ownership structure. The company is one of the few employee-owned manufacturers that operate in California, Nevada and Arizona, giving Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. a regional presence.

Location: Jurupa Valley, California.
Number of employees: 160.

Advanced Automotive Grinding

Advanced Automotive Grinding�focuses mainly on centerless grinding operations. In addition, the company offers machining to supplement its industrial grinding services and appeal to a broader market in the Midwest.

Location: Elgin, Illinois.
Number of employees: 134.

Precision Grinding & Mfg. Corp.grinding industrial

Precision Grinding & Mfg. Corp. benefits from over 50 years of expertise, spanning two generations of family ownership. This company touts its continuous improvement manufacturing processes, leveraging upcoming technologies to raise quality and expand service.

Location: Rochester, New York.
Number of employees: 114.

Boston Centerless, Inc.

Boston Centerless, Inc. operates in a diverse set of industries, such as medical device manufacturing, automotive, aerospace manufacturing and defense contracting. It makes several branded products and has the capability to supply metal alloys, stainless steel and plastics.

Location: Woburn, Massachusetts.
Number of employees: 110.

David Barnes Co.

David Barnes Co. began industrial grinding operations in 1970 and has focused on developing a principled workforce, which the company considers a vital part of its competitive advantage. It relies on this culture of quality and integrity to outperform larger industrial grinding companies in the region.

Location: Van Nuys, California.
Number of employees: 100.

Premier Casting Services, Inc.

As a relatively new company founded in 1995, Premier Casting Services, Inc.�supplies industrial grinding services to the oil and gas industry, heavy construction industry and agriculture. It also specializes in iron fabrication and welding to complement its grinding services portfolio.

Location: Waterloo, Iowa.
Number of employees: 100.

Round Ground Metals, Inc.

Over the past 30 years, Round Ground Metals, Inc. has grown into a fully capable industrial grinding company in a relatively short period of time. Like other companies in industrial grinding, it serves a broad array of industries, including defense contracting, agriculture and heavy equipment manufacturing.

Location: Hanover Park, Illinois.
Number of employees: 100.

Aggressive Grinding Service, Inc.

Aggressive Grinding Service, Inc. serves its customers by providing a full range of grinding services. It has competencies in high volume, multidimensional products and complements its grinding business with honing and EDM machining as well.

Location: Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Number of employees: 100.

These companies represent the bulk of employment in U.S. industrial grinding.

Top 10 companies by square-footage

IndustryNet data shows the top-10 industrial grinding companies, ranked by square-footage:

  • Marietta Industrial Enterprises, Inc.
  • Magotteaux Pulaski, Inc.
  • American Grinding & Machining Co.
  • Precision Roll Grinders, Inc.
  • Schmolz + Bickenbach USA, Inc.
  • Vernon Machine Corp.Round Ground Metals, Inc.
  • Banner Service Corp.
  • Gallmar Grinding, LLC.
  • United Plastics, Inc.

These top-performing companies operate the largest plant sites in the U.S.

bench grinderMarietta Industrial Enterprises, Inc.

Founded in 1960 as a small, startup trucking company, Marietta Industrial Enterprises, Inc. has grown into the largest U.S. industrial grinding company by square-footage. Its main plant site is larger than any other industrial grinding facility in the country.

Location: Marietta, Ohio.
Square-footage: 600,000.

Magotteaux Pulaski, Inc.

Magotteaux Pulaski, Inc. began business in 1914 as a small Belgian iron foundry. It has been at the forefront of major innovations for over a century. In 1922, Magotteaux Pulaski, Inc. won an award at the International Engineering Exhibition, which gained the company global notoriety.

Location: Pulaski, Tennessee.
Square-footage: 190,000.

American Grinding & Machining Co.

In business for 60 years, American Grinding & Machining Co. has developed a full range of services that include craftsmanship and a commitment to quality control. This company is also capable of providing welding services and fabrication services in addition to industrial grinding.

Location: Chicago, Illinois.
Square-footage: 120,000.

Precision Roll Grinders, Inc.

Precision grinding services are the main competencies of Precision Roll Grinders, Inc., which allow the company to narrow and perfect its work. Whereas other industrial grinding companies offer a broader range of services, this company has found a niche in the precision grinding industry.

Location: Carrollton, Georgia.
Square-footage: 100,000.

Schmolz + Bickenbach USA, Inc.

Truly, Schmolz + Bickenbach USA, Inc.�has an international presence as one of four corporate brands under the Schmolz + Bickenbach brand. Altogether, this company has seven plant sites around the U.S., but its Carol Steam, Illinois, site is the largest.

Location: Carol Stream, Illinois.
Square-footage: 100,000.

Vernon Machine Corp.

Vernon Machine Corp. operates as the parent company of Bender CCP, providing roll grinding services and steel coating services. This company is rising fast in the U.S. industrial grinding industry despite having only been in business since 2008.

Location: Vernon, California.
Square-footage: 100,000.

Round Ground Metals, Inc.

Round Ground Metals, Inc. has been operating for 29 years in the Midwest. Its hallmark is versatility and its ability to support original equipment manufacturers. For example, the company has a breadth of products, which allows it to customize processes.

Location: Hanover Park, Illinois.
Square-footage: 80,000.

Banner Service Corp.

Banner Service Corp. can provide precision grinding and polishing, as well as materials for medical devices. Banner Commercial and Banner Medical are two of the company's brands, which allows Banner Service Corp. to attract a diverse clientele.

Location: Carol Stream, Illinois.
Square-footage: 78,000.

Gallmar Grinding, LLC

Gallmar Grinding, LLC can perform heat treating, plating and industrial grinding. The company has three additional entities under its parent brand, Fox Valley Heat Treat Inc., Gallmar and Magnacoat, LLC.

Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Square-footage: 75,000.

United Plastics, Inc.

As the largest plastics industrial grinding company in Michigan, United Plastics, Inc. serves original equipment manufacturers. This company's greatest asset is its diverse workforce and ability to handle high-volume grinding services.

Location: Flint, Michigan.
Square-footage: 63,000.

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