Dillsburg, PA. (August 24th, 2015) GlassBuild America 2015 ATLANTA
JOSEPH MACHINE COMPANY 2015 GLASSBUILD AMERICA PREVIEW:
The 2015 edition of the Glassbuild America show in Atlanta is almost here! This will be a big year for JMC as we are showcasing the latest version of our fabrication centers; and an entirely new line of equipment for the commercial market.
In addition to proudly displaying one of our latest SFMC fabrication centers, the really big news is we have partnered with Mecal of Italy to provide our customers with a world class option for their CNC processing needs. The Mecal line is one of the premier CNC machine manufacturing companies in Europe. “Mecal by Joseph” will be the same line of quality Mecal equipment; sold and serviced by Joseph Machine Company in the USA.
To further expand our product line, we have also partnered with KMW Engineering of Germany to offer corner cleaners. The KMW cleaners, serviced by JMC here in the USA, will be an excellent choice for our customers. Adding these quality lines of equipment to our already vast selection of standard and custom equipment, truly makes JMC your one stop shop for machinery. The sales and service staff will be eager to work with our customers, and demonstrate the diverse selection of equipment being displayed.
The same JMC team our customers have relied on for years will be in attendance, as well as some new faces. While at our booth please introduce yourself to Tim Minne; our new commercial products director. Tim brings many years of experience in the commercial market to JMC and will be a great asset to our customers looking to improve their quality and efficiency.
Another new face will be that of Sotirios (Steve) Birbas. Steve has a strong background in electrical, Allen Bradley, and machine commissioning. Steve has been to the Mecal facility and will be heading up our efforts to service the Mecal line. The entire service staff, led by our service manager Glenn Lookabill, is ready to assist our customers on the new lines.
Like Timbuk 3 said, “the future’s so bright we gotta wear shades!” That’s exactly how we are feeling here at JMC. Please come and join us in booth 2247 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Georgia. The show runs September 16th through the 18th starting at 10:00 AM each day. See you there!
Pat Myers- Customer Service MGR
Dillsburg, PA. (Dec 1st, 2010) – "Some things are just built to Last":
Ever heard of the Rockville Bridge?
Joseph Machine Company is located approximately 25 minutes due south of Marysville PA, the home of a historical structure. At least one employee at JMC passes this amazing structure on his way into work every weekday. I myself have passed it and not realized the significance it holds in the world of railroad bridges. It turns out that it is actually the longest arched stone masonry (composite) bridge in the WORLD, built in the early 1900's. Here is what the www.explorePAhistory.com has to say about this magnificent bridge that was BUILT TO LAST.
Name: Rockville Bridge
Region: Hershey/Gettysburg/Dutch Country Region
Marker Location:US 11 and 15 at N end of Marysville
"At Rockville, just above the capital city, they have thrown across the Susquehanna a four-track bridge of monolithic stone seven-eighths of a mile long and stepped in graceful arches as enduring as the mountains that look down on the beautiful river. . . . it has been built to last forever."
- Writer and novelist Frank H. Spearman, The Strategy of Great Railroads, 1904.
Old Rockville Bridge, circa 1892
Credit: Courtesy of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
To the very end of the Pennsylvania Railroad's corporate existence, Rockville Bridge remained the largest of the company's 10,107 bridges. Though PRR built other large stone-arch bridges after Rockville, within a few years the construction industry had perfected the technology of reinforced concrete. Still later, pre-cast concrete sections and welded steel girders came into favor. As a result, the art and craft of the stone mason's skill fell into disuse, but remains spectacularly showcased at Rockville.
Dan Cupper, Rockville Bridge: Rails Across the Susquehanna (Halifax, PA: Withers Publishing, 2002).
Ed. Morgan, The Quarries of Curwenville: the People, the Legacy (NP, ND).
Henry O. Tyrell, History of Bridge Engineering (Chicago: 1911).
William Shank, Historic Bridges of Pennsylvania (York, PA: American Canal and Transportation Center, 1974).