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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.

Rick Goode
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.

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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.

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CMI Announces New General Manager

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.

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CMI Concrete Product Division Announces New Molds General Manager

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.

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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.

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Columbia Machine, Inc. Promotes Experienced Engineering Manager Into Equipment Modifications & Technical Sales Position

Columbia Machine, Inc. Increases North American Market Presence With Acquisition Of Bikle Manufacturing Assets

Columbia Machine, Inc. Announces Executive Retirement And New Division President

Columbia Machine, Inc. Increases Market Presence And Capability In Brazil With Vibramolde

Columbia Machine, Inc. hires Shawn Scott As New North America Sales Director

Columbia Machine, Inc. Hires Josef Ott As Director Of Mold Technology

CMI Opens Columbia Machine Brasil Comercio De Equipamentos Ltda. (CMB)

Expanding Brazil Market Presence

CME India Announces New President

Techmatik S.A. Hires President

Columbia Machine, Inc. Acquires Techmatik S.A.

Introducing The Next Generation Concrete Products Machine