Erie, Pa.-based Eriez is celebrating 80 years in business this year. The company’s story began in 1942 when founder O.F. Merwin installed a permanent magnet in a grain mill. Today, Eriez consists of a workforce of more than 900 individuals located throughout 12 wholly owned international subsidiaries on six continents and is a world leader in magnetic separation, flotation, metal detection and material-handling equipment technology.
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