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UNITED GRINDING North America
www.grinding.com / HQ: Miamisburg, Ohio / Employees: 170 / Rodger Pinney: "Achieving a
strong manufacturing-solutions based strategic partnership with our customers will be essential."

UNITED GRINDING pays as
much attention to listening
to customers' needs as it
does to filling orders.

Strong Heritage
UNITED GRINDING combines European technology, American ingenuity. by chris petersen

UNITED GRINDING is the culmination of decades of precision
machining experience from some of
the most accomplished European
manufacturers, adding up to the largest provider of grinding solutions in
North America as well as the rest of
the world. Its heritage is rooted in
top German manufacturer, the Körber Group, which in the early 1990s
was looking to diversify into machine
tools, particularly grinding.
It started to acquire numerous oth66

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er top manufacturers in Europe, many
of which also had established operations in the United States. In 1994,
Körber consolidated these North
American subsidiaries into a single
entity, creating UNITED GRINDING.
UNITED GRINDING's CEO and
vice chairman of its board of directors, Rodger Pinney, says the success
of United Grinding over the last two
decades has been due in no small part
to the diversity of technologies, expertise and technical skills brought

Midwest

together under one roof in 1994. As
evidence of UNITED GRINDIING's
broad range of manufacturing solutions, one needs look no further than
the company's customer base.
It ranges from some of the world's
biggest manufacturing OEMs operating in key industries to thousands
of small job shops tirelessly doing
their part every day to ensure North
America manufacturing stays globally competitive. Industries using the
company's precision grinding and
quality measuring solutions include
aerospace, automotive, energy generation and exploration, medical, bearings, tool and die, mold, hydraulics,
and many more.
In everything the company does,
Pinney says, UNITED GRINDING
pays just as much attention to the
business of listening to its customers'
needs as it does filling their orders.
Working closely with its customers
drives UNITED GRINDING to make
changes to provide them with the
most accessible, cost effect service
in the industry. By taking this voice
of the customer approach, UNITED
GRINDING's intention is to strategically position itself to take full advantage of the significant manufacturing growth expected to take place in
North America over the next decade.

Total Lifecycle Solutions
Perhaps the strongest advantage
UNITED GRINDING offers over its
numerous competitors is the ability
to provide a complete lifecycle solution no matter what its customers require. Pinney says the company holds
a significant market share in virtually
all facets of precision machining including cylindrical, profile, surface
and tool grinding.
Not only can UNITED GRINDING
provide customers with the equip-


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