BRITT, IA – Two legacy woodworking machinery companies with a heritage going back more than 50 years will combine as it was announced that Original Saw Company has acquired Williams & Hussey Machine Co.
With a heritage that dates to the 1950s, Williams & Hussey Machine Co. has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of moulders and profile knives for over 60 years for the woodworking professional.
"Williams & Hussey Machine Co. is an iconic brand that shares many similarities with Original Saw Company. These parallels include commitment to American made products and the highest quality production," said Allen Eden, President of Original Saw Company. "By purchasing Williams & Hussey, it drives our future growth and expands our woodworking product offerings. The company’s established brand aligns with our company goals to add industrial-rated woodworking equipment to our offerings."
Founded in the late 1940s by Thurston Williams and Forrest Hussey, Williams & Hussey began their business adventure manufacturing pumps and auto parts. In the mid 1950s Williams & Hussey pivoted and began manufacturing moulders. Over the years, other product offerings were introduced, but none stood the test of time like the moulder. Today four models are produced along with profile knives. Standard knife options are stocked and ready for immediate shipping. Custom knives are created in collaboration with the customer to replicate profiles and encourage creativity.
"I am excited to add Williams & Hussey Machine Co. to our portfolio. Through the years, both companies have emphasized customer service and excellence in quality,” said Eden. “We are planning for a smooth transition for Williams & Hussey customers."
Operations will move during the first week of October from Amherst, New Hampshire, to the Britt, Iowa, headquarters that housees Original Saw Company and subsidiaries Jones Machinery and OSC Technologies.
Stephen Carter, President and CEO of Williams & Hussey Machine Co. commented, "I am confident our customers will receive the same quality service and products from Original Saw Company, which is also a small, family-owned, American-made company for 30 years. What a great opportunity for the woodworking industry to have two manufacturing companies known for quality and service join forces."
In 1990, Original Saw Company purchased the historic DeWalt division of radial-arm saws. Through the years, Original Saw Company diversified its product lines by expanding the radial-arm saw models and adding beam saws, cut off saws and material handling products. Original Saw Company products are currently sold to home centers, woodworkers and many other industries that specialize in cutting wood, metal, and aluminum in North America. For more information, visit www.originalsaw.com.
Through the years Williams & Hussey added other product lines besides moulders and knives, but the moulder remains as their focal point. Sales have been concentrated in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Canada. For more information, visit www.williamsnhussey.com.
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