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Cosmos Manufacturing Inc.
www.cosmosmfg.com / Headquarters: Chicago Heights, Ill. / Employees: 180 /
Specialty: Exhaust systems and stampings / John Michelon, president: "We never chase easy jobs."

Midwest

cosmos takes pride in engineering
and manufacturing its products
entirely in the united states.

A Cut Above

cosmos manufacturing's maxcut™ diamond
chainsaw puts it on the cutting-edge. by jim harris
For more than 40 years, Cosmos
Manufacturing Inc. has prided itself
on its ability to provide its customers with high-quality parts. "What
we try to do is support our customers
with a professional, well-made product," says John Michelon, President
of the South Chicago Heights, Ill.based company.
Michelon founded Cosmos Manufacturing, Inc. in 1972. For much of
its history, Cosmos has specialized
in manufacturing exhaust products
such as mufflers for OEMs of lawn and
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garden products including lawnmowers and hand-held power equipment.

Diamonds in the Rough
In 2009, the company applied its design, research and development expertise to a new product type when
it introduced MaxCut™, a diamond
cutting chain capable of -cutting concrete, brick and decorative stone. The
MaxCut™ chain was complemented in 2014 by a line of guide bars and
drive sprockets.
Next year will see the culmination

of Cosmos' MaxCut™ line, when it
introduces a complete power head
chainsaw unit. "Our goal has always
been to develop and offer a premium,
complete product to the market," Michelon says.
Cosmos and several of its vendors
will showcase the MaxCut™ chainsaw
and its components during the World
of Concrete expo Feb. 2 through Feb.
5 in Las Vegas. The MaxCut™ line is
being marketed to the construction
industry. Future potential customer
bases include fire/rescue personnel.
MaxCut™ chains feature crownshaped segments on the outer edge
of the chain link that are designed for
fast, smooth and low-vibration cutting. The diamond segments are welded onto the chain using an automated
laser welding process.


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