About Eriez

Erie, PA, USA

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, it was not uncommon for "tramp iron" (nuts, bolts, pieces of wire, etc.), mixed with the grain taken from farms to be processed into food stuffs to cause spark-ignited fires and explosions. In 1942, O. F. Merwin conceived the idea of making permanent (non-electric) plate-type magnetic separators for installation in the bottom of feed mill chutes to remove tramp iron. Together with his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Betty Merwin, they established Eriez Magnetics, literally in the basement of the family's Erie, Pennsylvania home.

Today, the Erie plant serves as World Headquarters to the global Eriez network. This 130,000 square foot (12,100 square meter) facility, opened in 1963, houses sales, marketing, engineering and manufacturing operations, as well as all Corporate offices. Located adjacent to the Erie International Airport, the headquarters plant ships Eriez equipment around the world.

At the Eriez Technical Center, also on-site, the company maintains industry's largest magnetic, vibratory and inspection system test laboratory. Here, customer products and raw materials are analyzed confidentially, and ways to separate or move, screen or detect them more efficiently and economically are then suggested. Both feasibility and definitive studies are conducted. Over 100 pieces of specialized test equipment are on hand. Customers are encouraged to participate in the testing. Basic materials separation and material movement test equipment is also available at Eriez affiliates worldwide.

Eriez personnel are active in various Professional and Industrial Trade Associations in order to bring the latest ideas and technology to the application problem solving process.

Google Map of Eriez Headquarters
2200 Asbury Road
Erie, PA 16506, USA

Phone: 814-835-6000
Fax: 814-838-4960
E-Mail: eriez@eriez.com

If you're planning on visiting our Headquarters, please review our Visitors Brochure for guidelines on how to make the most of your visit. We look forward to meeting you.

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