Columbia mourns the passing of Fred Neth Jr. Fred was a proud member of the Columbia Team for 57 years, retiring as Chairman of the Board in December of 2019. Fred held multiple positions with Columbia, playing a critical role for the Company as it grew over the last 86 years and transitioned through the first three generations of family ownership. Many of the factory automation solutions that were designed and built during Fred’s long tenure with the Company are still in operation today.Download Press Release
Columbia Machine, Inc. Expands Concrete Production Solutions Portfolio with Acquisition of Wil El Mil Engineering Ltd.
Rick Goode, Chairman and CEO of Columbia Machine, Inc., announced a signed Purchase Agreement to acquire Wil El Mil Engineering (WEM) Ltd., a leading manufacturer of concrete wet pressing technology. Located in Gloucester, England, Wil El Mil specializes in press machines, molds and handling solutions. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2022.Download Press Release
Columbia Machine Smithsburg Tragedy
We are deeply saddened to report that there was a shooting at our Smithsburg facility earlier today, at approximately 2:30PM EDT. Three of our Team Members were tragically killed and one has been taken to the hospital. According to local authorities the shooter has been apprehended and is no longer a threat to the community. We are working closely with local authorities, while the investigation continues. Our highest priority during this tragic event is the safety and wellbeing of our employees and their families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those that lost family members or were affected by this tragic event.
CEO, Columbia Machine, Inc.
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Columbia PSI, LLC. Continues To Invest And Grow Its Denver Operations With Control Design And Manufacturing Acquisition.
Rick Goode, Chairman and CEO of Columbia Machine Inc., announced the acquisition of Control Design & Manufacturing (CD&M) assets on March 31, 2022. Located in Englewood, CO, CD&M is a recognized leader in factory automation solutions, designing, manufacturing, and supporting conventional bag palletizing systems, bag handling equipment, box forming and filling solutions and controls. CD&M will become part of Columbia PSI, LLC and all employees have been hired, allowing the business to carry on without missing a day of operation or sacrificing customer commitment.Download Press Release
Columbia Machine Inc. Expands Bagging Product Line Capabilities With The Acquisition Of Packaging Systems International, Inc.
Rick Goode, Chairman and CEO of Columbia Machine Inc., announced the acquisition of Packaging Systems International, Inc. (PSI)'s assets today. Located in Denver, CO, PSI is a recognized leader in factory automation solutions, designing, manufacturing and supporting bag fillers, bulk bag packaging systems, conveying systems and robotic and mechanical palletizing systems.Download Press Release
Mark Andrews, International Sales Director of Columbia Machine, Inc., announced that after 39 years with Columbia Machine, David de Garis will retire as Branch Manager of Columbia Concrete Block Machine Australia effective July 9th, 2021. Over the next six months, David will stay on to help train his replacement, Nigel Butler.Download Press Release
VANCOUVER, WA (USA) – December 14, 2020 – Kevin Brown, President – The Concrete Products Division is pleased to announce Grady Jurrens as the new General Manager for its Concrete Molds business.Download Press Release
Effective January 1st, 2020, All Manufactured Molds And Mold Parts Will Be Painted Mold Red Across All Of Columbia’s Global Operations.
In order to better leverage our technologies and offer top quality molds worldwide, take advantage of our continued efforts to improve and increase operational efficiency, Columbia has made the decision to adopt a standardized paint color across all of its global mold operations.Download Press Release