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INDUSTRY NEWS

Industrial Magnetics Expands Its Separations and Workholding Businesses with String of Food
Industry Certifications, New Products and Acquisitions
important next step in expanding our workholding and general
manufacturing product offerings," said Shear.
In fall of 2017, IMI purchased Javelin Manufacturing of Fort
Wayne, IN, a manufacturer of eddy current separators and
engineered systems found in the scrap, recycling, waste and
mining industries. "The acquisition of Javelin marks IMI's next
step in expanding our metal separation offerings," said O'Leary.
"Javelin's footprint, reputation and well-established relationships provide a unique opportunity for us to grow the Javelin
brand, as well as IMI's current ferrous separation product line.
We will certainly flank the Javelin brand with additional sorting
technology via future acquisitions."
These followed two other acquisitions in 2014 when IMI
acquired Sterling Systems & Controls which provides control
systems for process equipment, and Prater Industries which
makes equipment for particle size reduction.
Meanwhile, the company has made significant advancements
recently in an assortment of its ongoing operations, particularly
serving the food products industry where it has built up an impressive roster of certifications and capabilities for quality and
safety, along with related product developments and services.

Hump Magnet Separator
Industrial Magnetics, Inc., manufacturer of a diverse line of
magnetic products for separations and workholding, continues
to build its roster of certifications for serving the food products
industry while also growing through active product development, expanded testing and laboratory services, and corporate
acquisitions.
Based in Boyne City, MI, the company
designs and manufactures permanentmagnet and electromagnetic assemblies
for holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying
and magnetic separation applications in
a wide variety of industries and is part of
the IMI family of companies, led by Bud
Shear, chief executive officer.

Bud Shear,
CEO of Industrial
Magnetics, Inc.

In May, Industrial Magnetics was
recognized for its accomplishments in
an award program by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. "We're extremely honored to receive
this award," said Dennis O'Leary, chief business development
officer. "Our family of employees works incredibly hard to
design, manufacture and deliver product with industrial-grade
craftsmanship that is on time and as expected, he continued.
"Last year, we processed over 14,000 orders and delivered at a
98.7% on-time rate. Our speed to market is unrivaled, especially given that more than three quarters of what we design
and manufacture is application specific so it must be right the
first time."
Two acquisitions in the past two years have added to the enterprise and it appears that future deals could lie ahead. Earlier
this year, IMI acquired Clamp Manufacturing Co., of South El
Monte, CA, a long-time producer of industrial clamping products
for metalworking and manufacturing markets. "This takes an

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In January, IMI achieved certification by HACCP International of
their sanitary grade Hump Magnet Separators as being suitable for direct contact with food products and for use in HACCP
based food safety programs. HACCP is a global accreditation
agency for the food equipment and processing industry.
The magnets are commonly used for the removal of ferrous
tramp metal in gravity-fed processing systems in order to
increase product purity and protect processing equipment from
damage. Designed to force the product flow directly into the
magnetic field, the magnet consists of two, heavy duty, diverterequipped plate magnets in a sanitary grade stainless steel
chute. The hinged magnets are gasketed and clamped tightly
to the housing for maximum product and dust containment during processing operations and swing open for easy removal of
captured tramp metal.
"We're very pleased to have our Hump Magnet
Separators added to the list of HACCP International certified products that we can offer our
customers," said Ken Gentner, IMI's compliance engineer. "We're proud of the fact that
engineering food-safe processing equipment
has grown to become one of the primary, high
industry standards that IMI maintains."
Ken Gentner,
This marked the ninth product line from
Compliance Engineer
IMI to achieve HACCP International's food
at IMI
zone classification. Additionally, 17 of their
employees, including regional managers,
engineering, operations and inside sales
personnel, have been certified as HACCP Managers from the
National Environmental Health Association.
Last fall the company introduced its new Opti Series of rare
earth magnetic circuits designed to meet the changing needs
and requirements facing today's processing facilities with regards to various compliance and regulatory initiatives.
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