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Lomar Machine and Tool Co.
www.lomar.com / Projected 2016 revenue: $21 million / HQ: Horton, Mich. / Employees: 130 /
Specialty: Complete design, fabrication and assembly of custom machinery

lomar employs an "outstanding
group of talented and motivated
individuals."

full spectrum

Lomar Machine and Tool continuously works
to innovate, improve and expand. by russ gager
Producing custom machines and
tooling, with particular interest in
fluid conveyance, to meet specialized
challenges of customers representing a variety of industries worldwide
has kept Lomar Machine and Tool Co.
prospering for 40 years.
"Diversification of products, capabilities and a genuine interest in
growing with our customers to ensure we can develop solutions for
our most technologically advanced
clients remains a key company goal,"
President Ronald Geisman points
out. "As needs arise for new products and methods of manufacturing,
we are very responsive and receptive
to these requests. I am proud of Lo110

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mar's ability to take on new opportunities and remain a competitive leader in manufacturing.
Lomar Machine and Tool Co.
serves the automotive, aerospace,
appliance, agriculture, furniture,
HVAC, hydraulics, medical and military industries. The company has
five facilities with a combined total
of more than 135,000 square feet
of manufacturing and office space.
Three facilities are in Horton, Mich.,
and the other two are in the neighboring cities of Spring Arbor and
Hanover, Mich. All plants are within
seven miles of one another.
Even with various additions to
the existing buildings, rapid growth

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over the past several years has
landlocked current operations and
forced the company to begin plans
for a sixth building. The newest
plant will be constructed in Horton
and will add approximately 30,000
square feet of space for assembly
and office personnel.
"The additional space will allow
our assembly department to become more efficient and able to take
on a greater workload," Geisman acknowledges. "More room to set up
manufacturing cells as they would
be at the customers' location will allow for a more realistic understanding of potential customer issues
during our runoff phase."
A full spectrum of engineering
services is offered by Lomar. The
company's highly trained and experienced engineers are able to design
in five different CAD programs. "Our
ability to streamline and involve our
engineers with each phase of a custom project is critical to ensuring our
equipment is designed to best benefit our customer," Geisman boasts.
"All sizes of projects are taken on by
Lomar engineers, with the largest
and most elaborate equipment taking months to engineer, fabricate,
assemble and program."
The company has mechanical,
electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic
and tooling design engineers on
staff. SolidWorks, KeyCreator and
Cadkey are some of the CAD-based
tools being utilized. Since fall 2015,
Lomar Machine and Tool has been
upgrading its Mastercam software
to the latest version that handles
the transition from design software
to machining programs. This also
required upgrading the computer
on which the software runs.
"Our operators are passionate
about utilizing the software to its po-


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