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Screen Machine’s golden anniversary

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To mark Screen Machine’s 50th anniversary, the company has debuted about 75 short t of new machinery and welcomed nearly 700 guests to celebrate the day.

On 23 June 2016, Screen Machine invited dealers, suppliers, local, state and federal officials, families of employees and other special guests to its 125 000 ft2 facility in Etna, Ohio, US.

The company indicated that it was a day to celebrate a great American success story, and to look ahead to a bright future.

“Fifty years is a long time,” said President Steve Cohen. “Screen Machine Industries not only survived but prospered through many recessions and wars. A business must adjust to survive.”

In testament to the company’s plans to not only survive, but thrive, in the years to come, Screen Machine debuted two new machines:

  • 4043TR recirculating impact crusher – featuring a two-deck screen fed directly from the crusher, the 4043TR delivers sized product directly from the fines (front) conveyor. Meanwhile, a return overs conveyor delivers larger product back to the crusher hopper.
  • 514TS3 Spyder – a triple-deck screen that delivers up to four products simultaneously – fines, small mids, large mids and overs.

“These machines are all about efficiency,” said Doug Cohen, Vice President of Operations. “The 4043TR allows the operator to produce crushed and sized product from a single machine. The return conveyor ensures the product keeps recirculating until it is reduced to the desired size. The 514TS3 adds an additional deck to our mid-priced screening plant.”

In addition to seeing these two new machines, 50th Anniversary attendees were given factory tours led by Screen Machine engineers and were able to drive a Screen Machine scalper, had a chance to run a hoist, could visit the I Make America interactive game and had an opportunity to view a crushing and screening demonstration.

During a brief lunchtime presentation, Screen Machine Founder Bernard Cohen recalled that his accountant told him 50 years ago that nine out of ten business failed in their first three years. “I wonder what he would say today about our company,” he said.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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