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#KeepForgingAmerica
December 14, 2020

As the momentous 2020 year comes to a close, Ajax-CECO-Erie Press would like to express our thanks to all who have worked hard to remain available and supportive to those of us in the forging industry. There have been numerous challenges to say the least, but we have learned quite a bit as well. We have learned to appreciate the dedication of those who have endured despite obstacles that have been very daunting, the employees who remained focused on the task at hand in the midst of a scarce support team, and the ones who patiently awaited the call back...

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Forging Despite Covid 2020
August 03, 2020

Since the end of March 2020, Ajax-CECO has faced many of the same obstacles other companies have been enduring. Although these have been very trying times, we are holding steady in providing the parts and service our Customers depend upon to meet their production schedules. Several of our Customers are taking advantage of the rebuild options during a bit of a slow-down. Ajax-CECO, as the largest OEM for forging equipment in North America, offers rebuild or remanufacture options for most existing Ajax, Chambersburg and Erie machines. This allows our Customers to save on capital equipment purchases yet maintain consistent or...

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Accelerating Repairs to Prep for Opportunities
June 29, 2020

This article discusses expediting machine restoration to help forgers expand cost-effectively to be available for new business as the supply chain reshores and manufacturers look for new supplier options. Read the article....

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#KeepForgingAmerica
April 24, 2020

The #COVID Struggle is very real, but we are trying to “forge ahead”. Ajax-CECO, and now with the acquisition of Erie Press Systems, we are here and ready to help keep your critical production supplied with parts and service as needed. This may also be the perfect opportunity to establish or improve your Preventative Maintenance programs! When our economy starts to ramp back up, we all need to be prepared to “hit-the-ground-running”. Ajax-CECO wants to assist you in looking at your PM program for each machine and evaluate how to run efficiently at full speed. Do you possibly have a...

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COVID-19 Shelter in Place Mandate
March 24, 2020

Dear Customer, This letter is to update all Ajax-CECO customers as the steps that we are taking to comply with both Federal & State of Ohio mandates due to the COVID-19 issues. Ajax-CECO is a supplier of parts and services to Department of Defense Contractors and therefore required maintain a minimum support and manufacturing capacity available to support our customers. Although we will be operating with reduced staffing, most of the key individuals in each department will be working remotely and are available by email, text or telephone. All sales & vendor visits will be suspended at both the offices...

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Customer Appreciation Drawing
December 09, 2019

With the end of another year, Ajax-CECO would like to extend their warmest appreciation to every Customer for their patronage. To express that appreciation, they will be drawing every Friday morning for a small token to be sent to a few random Customers as a tangible THANK YOU!......

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Ajax-CECO provides Stocking Program for Critical and Long Lead Time Spare Parts
July 24, 2019

Forging machines are vital to the production in many companies and are one of the main sources of revenue.  The costs of having an inoperable machine mount by the minute.  What if the part needed is a long lead time item?  Being down for over 14 weeks in some cases is not an option.  Although Ajax-CECO works hard in these emergency situations to try and produce the parts in an expedited manner, sometimes time is not on their side.  It is cases like this that exemplify why the Ajax-CECO Stocking Program is VITAL and LOGICAL for any Forging Machine shop...

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Erie Press Systems Merges with Ajax-CECO to Become the Largest Forging Equipment Supplier in North America
June 28, 2019

North American manufacturers now have a one-stop, expedited domestic source for forging equipment as a result of the June, 2019 acquisition of Erie Press Systems with Ajax-CECO under parent company Park Ohio (NASDAQ: PKOH). Park Ohio’s acquisition of Erie Press Systems adds hydraulic press and stretch forming equipment to its already impressive selection of mechanical and hammer forging presses offered under the Ajax-CECO brand. By manufacturing and supporting all three brands, Park Ohio effectively becomes the largest forging equipment manufacturer in North America. “By acquiring Erie Press Systems, we can expand our manufacturing capabilities, control costs more effectively and benefit...

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