CEMCO celebrates 60 years
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment
Collaborative, holistic approach to finding customer solutions has kept the company growing for six decades.
Third-generation, family-owned manufacturer of portable and stationary VSI crushing systems, CEMCO Inc., is celebrating its 60th anniversary. In 1962, Mason Hise, father of the company’s chairman of the board Neil Hise, purchased Crusher Service Company, a fledgling repair service that specialized in rebuilding crusher rolls and jaw plates, to create CEMCO.
In the mid-1960s, the CEMCO collaborated with West Coast Alloys (WCA) to create viable wear components for its vertical shaft impact crusher called the Turbo Crusher. After a long process of trial and error, the development was completed in 1967. The first VSI crusher was sold in 1969 and is still in service. The VSI Turbo Crusher was the precursor to the eight different model sizes that CEMCO currently manufactures, and which are now operating in 30 nations around the world.
The company still takes a holistic and collaborative approach to mineral processing, starting by evaluating a customer’s operation and then developing a tailored solution and partnering with qualified manufacturers to design full mineral processing plants.
In a release, it credited its dedicated employees and customers for shaping CEMCO into the company it is today. Since its start, CEMCO has established a unique corporate culture, something that is illustrated by its high employee retention rates. The company currently employs 30 individuals with more than 300 years of combined manufacturing knowledge. More than 40 per cent of its employees have been with the company for 10 years.
“CEMCO has been a defining part of our family for decades, and we’re proud to have reached this 60-year hallmark,” said company president Jennifer Hise-Trujillo. “As a family-owned business with hundreds of years of combined experience, we’ve been able to provide extraordinary solutions for customers through education, training and quality products.”