Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Plant Tour of Eriez Magnetics @ 4:00pm - Closed toe shoes required. Safety glasses will be provided.
In 1941, Orange Fowler Merwin, or "O.F." as he was known, sold equipment to grain millers. The most common complaints heard from his customers were about "tramp iron" - stray pieces of metal such as bits of wire, nails and bolts, even horseshoes and hammers, that somehow found their way into the grain the farmers brought to the mills for grinding.
Merwin investigated a new magnetic alloy called "alnico" (a combination of aluminum, nickel, cobalt and iron), which possessed exceptional magnetic qualities, including peak magnetic strength up to 30 times that of cobalt steel. He devised a permanent magnetic separator in 1942, sold it to a grain miller and his company was on its way.
Today, through the Merwin family’s stewardship, the company has grown through continuous product innovation and worldwide expansion to a half-million square feet of manufacturing space and nearly 1,000 employees.
Tour: 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16505
Dinner to follow at:
Colony Pub & Grille, 2670 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505
Special Appetizer sponsored by:
Tour at 4:00 pm,
Dinner to follow at Colony
$25.00 per person*
Please RSVP by 12 Noon on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 -- E-mail reservations (preferred) to email@example.com , or phone in to Tanya at 814-873-4014.
*Reservations called in after the deadline does not guarantee a seat. Cost of the meeting is $25.00/person with reservation called in before the deadline date or $30.00 per person at the door after the deadline date. You will be billed for any reservation made and not kept.
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