Tramec Sloan, LLC Acquires Crawford Machine, Inc. (CMI)

Jan 06, 2014, 12:15 ET from Tramec, LLC

IOLA, Kan., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary E. Sullo, President of Tramec, LLC, announces that Tramec Sloan has acquired Crawford Machine, Inc. (CMI), a leading producer of brass components and related air assemblies used throughout the Tractor and Trailer Markets in the United States, Canada and Mexico. CMI, located in Galion, Ohio, employs 135 people, and was founded in 2001 by Hank Hessey and his family. CMI's customers include the top North American tractor/trailer manufacturers, chassis manufacturers and industrial distribution companies servicing various industrial markets.

Gary Sullo said, "CMI brings North American manufacturing expertise of brass components and their related assemblies to the Tramec Sloan portfolio of products, and significantly expands our manufactured product capabilities to better serve the heavy duty and industrial marketplace.  CMI has a long-standing reputation of delivering low cost, high quality products in a timely manner. Their excellent reputation and success is well known throughout the marketplace."  As two strategically positioned manufacturers, the combination of CMI and Tramec Sloan provides customers with highly engineered and technologically advanced products manufactured in the USA.  Reporting to Gary Sullo will be two Co-Presidents of the Tramec Sloan group of businesses, Thomas Bronz, responsible for the Holland, Michigan and Iola, Kansas plants; and Kevin Hessey, responsible for the Galion and Bucyrus plants in Ohio. 

Kevin Hessey, President, CMI, stated, "The CMI leadership team looks forward to uniting its manufacturing and engineering capabilities with those of the Tramec Sloan Company.  This will provide our combined customers with the most comprehensive product portfolio of highly engineered products that meet their stringent requirements."

About Tramec, LLC
Tramec, LLC was formed in May 2008 with the merger of Tramec Corporation, Iola, Kansas, a family owned business that was founded in 1980 to service the heavy-duty tractor and trailer markets, and Maclean Crewson of Buffalo, New York.  Tramec, LLC companies include Tramec Continental-Aero, Tramec Hill Fastener, Tramec HDSS, Stemco Crewson, and Tramec Sloan, LLC, which includes Crawford Machine, Inc. (CMI)Tramec LLC supplies a diverse range of highly engineered components to the heavy-duty tractor and trailer OEM and aftermarket sales markets, along with the general industrial fastener market.  The company's product portfolio includes:  automatic brake adjusters, air brake connectors and fittings, brake hose assemblies, pressure release valves, electrical connectors and components, specialty fasteners and a diverse range of truck and trailer components and accessories.

For information, contact Gary E. Sullo at or 847-455-5920.  Visit