Company Profile: Robert Röntgen GmbH & Co., a World Leading Manufacturer and Supplier of Band Saw Blades
Robert Röntgen is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of saw bands and saw blades for metal cutting.
Due to the variety of its band saw blades, Röntgen is able to cover a wide range of applications including Square tubes, Angles, Plate, Square tubes in bundles, Bundled angles, Small round solids, Wall and floor tiles, Graphite/Carbon, Sandwich panel, Foundry cutting among many other uses.
Company Profiles: Palmgren & CH Hanson, From the First Machine Vises, Cross Slide and Rotary Tables to Today
Since 1919 Palmgren products have proven their reliability, efficiency and durability in over 100 years of use by all types of industry throughout the world. Clarence Palmgren was acclaimed for his achievements and contributions to the metal working industry through his innovative designs and patents.
He is credited with the design and manufacture of the first machine vises, cross slide and rotary tables that significantly increased efficiency and productivity with metalworking manufacturer’s worldwide.
This created the foundation of innovation and quality that the Palmgren brand is built upon and follows today. So it is no surprise that Palmgren continues to be a market leader not only with our vises and positioning tables but across our whole expanded metalworking product offering.
Palmgren today delivers tools for the generations and solutions that solve the needs of the metal working industry.
Recognizing the value of the brand and the need for supplier consolidation by retailers, CH Hanson acquired Palmgren Steel Products in October 2013.
CH Hanson History
Celebrating 154 years, family-run CH Hanson has remained committed to their founding values of faith, hard work, and quality products. The company’s founder, Christian Henry Hanson, the ‘CH’ of C.H. Hanson came to the United States of America from Denmark. Shortly after arriving in the US, the 39th New York Volunteer Infantry drafted Christian into the Civil War. The 39th Infantry, sometimes referred to as the Garibaldi Guard, consisted mostly of European immigrants. Christian fought with the 39th in many major battles, but was injured in the Battle of Gettysburg. He was taken to Fort Dearborn in Chicago, and decided to settle in the growing city.
On February 21st, 1866 Christian Henry Hanson founded C.H. Hanson, basing it off the stencil business he knew in Denmark. The first location was on Clark and South Water Street in Chicago, where he began producing hand-cut stencils. Christian also volunteered at the Denmark Consulate. He became the Danish Consul in Chicago in 1866, assisting the Danish immigrants in the surrounding areas. There, and at his own company, he led with kindness, generosity, and courage. The King of Denmark even recognized Christian Hanson for his work helping Danish immigrants.
Six years after the business began; the Great Chicago Fire destroyed almost all his work. After our building burned down with just the clothes on his back and a handful of stencil dies he vowed to rebuild everything.
Throughout the years, the company remains true to its past while reinventing themselves for the future. CH Hanson has produced everything from license plates to barricade tape, hand tools to and marking devices. Recently, the company acquired Palmgren Steel Products, a 95 year old company that offers machine vises, positioning tables and wide variety of other metal working tools.
Today, the C.H. Hanson Company continues its commitment to innovation and quality serving both the metalworking and construction markets and remains the market leader in stencils, tags, steel stamps, workholding and other metalworking machine tools and accessories. Beyond the products, the high character of CH Hanson’s people keeps the company going. From the tenacity required to start a business in a new land, to the strength and skill of immigrants from all over the world, CH Hanson’s history and current operation are full of hard-working people of character.
CH Hanson remains a family business, with the fourth and fifth generation Hanson’s running the company. It’s not often that a company remains in one family for 154 years, and the Hanson’s credit their success to the Lord’s provision. Upon reflecting on the history of their family’s company, Craig and Phil thank God for His grace and mercy and continue to build the company on strong, faith-based principles.
WBC Stories: Phil Hanson from J.J. Starr on Vimeo.
Company Profile: Fein Tools, Inventor of the First Electric Drill, First Hammer Drill & First Oscillating Delta Sander
C.&E. FEIN GmbH the manufacturer of professional and extremely reliable power tools, has a proud history going back to 1867.
The company's story is characterised throughout by pioneering inventions. This richly inventive spirit has provided the momentum for the company's success and lays the foundations for the ideas of the future: the Company holds more than 800 active industrial property rights, including around 500 patents and patent applications.
FEIN was founded in 1867, in Karlsruhe, by brothers Wilhelm Emil and Carl Fein as a 'workshop for the manufacture of physical and electrical apparatus'. Three years later, the business moved to Stuttgart. The use of electrical energy in numerous inventions was a hallmark of the Company from the beginning.
Diverse electrical innovations like the electric fire alarm, the first portable telephone and the first automatic coffee machine reveal the inventive genius of the company founders. Their aim was to manufacture equipment and develop ideas with practical value and importance in many different areas of day-to-day living, in industry and technology, and in physics. Even in those early days, the Company focused on developing tools with real practical benefits for the user.
In 1967 FEIN invented an oscillating power tool, a new oscillating plaster cast saw. The plaster cast saw formed the basis of Fein's range of sophisticated oscillating power tools.
In recent decades the Company has produced numerous other inventions and innovations.
The forerunner of today's FEIN MultiMaster, the first oscillating delta sander, was developed and patented in 1986. This universal grinder suddenly allowed users to grind work pieces that previously could only be machined by hand. The grinding disc, in the shape of a spherical triangle, and the oscillating motion achieved optimum grinding results even in previously inaccessible areas.
Versatility, robust construction and above all safety have always been at the forefront of development, and these characteristics are specifically deployed to make work safer, faster and more convenient for users in manual trades and industry.
In January 2007 FEIN launched the latest generation of the FEIN MultiMaster with the QuickIN tool clamping system. This system significantly reduces the time required to change tools: a real benefit in applications and renovation jobs where frequent tool changes are required.
This universal system for interior construction and renovation is the result of over 110 years of experience in power tools and over 40 years' experience in oscillation technology.
In 2011, FEIN presented the first handheld core drilling system for metal, KBH 25.
Today, FEIN continues to develop new ideas on a daily basis – ideas that will make the applications of tomorrow easier to handle.
The world's first power tool was invented by C. & E. FEIN GmbH. Wilhelm Emil Fein founded the Company in 1867. In 1895, FEIN invented the electric hand drill, the first ever power tool.
Today this long-standing Company is a world-renowned power tool manufacturer with 840 employees, 570 of whom work in Germany. The German manufacturer of premium products develops and produces application solutions for the metal, interior work and automotive sectors – professional and extremely reliable power tools for industry and manual trades.
FEIN holds more than 800 active industrial property rights, including around 500 patents and patent applications. FEIN markets its products through 16 international subsidiaries and representations in 61 countries. For over 150 years, FEIN has been synonymous with application solutions and premium quality.
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