CRESCO, PA. — Weiler Abrasives, a provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning kicked off what will be a months-long celebration of its 75th anniversary with its National Sales Meeting the week of April 22. The celebration is geared toward its customers, coworkers and community to thank them for contributing to the growth and longevity of the company — once a small jewelry polishing brush business and today a global abrasives leader.
Founded by Karl E. Weiler in 1944 as the Weiler Brush Company in Long Island — with only fifty dollars and a big dream — the company continues to be privately-owned and operated at its current headquarters in Cresco, Pa. under the fourth-generation leadership of Chris Weiler, CEO. Chris’ father, Karl M. Weiler serves as chairman.
The company now has 1300 employees across eight different countries and still stands by its key values: integrity, customer focus, accountability, learning and competence, and passion.
Weiler Abrasives’ commitment to manufacturing excellence ensures the delivery of high-performance, quality products and innovative solutions. At the foundation of its success is a commitment to collaborating with its customers and fostering mutual growth. The company has made a top priority of developing long-term partnerships, while also addressing customers’ toughest cleaning, grinding, cutting, de-burring and finishing challenges. In fact, after 75 years Weiler Abrasives still does business with its very first customer.
“We are proud of the growth Weiler Abrasives has undergone in its 75 years in business and the innovation it brings to the marketplace,” says Chris Weiler, CEO Weiler Abrasives. “The hard work of our employees, our customer’s loyalty and the support of our community have been the backbone of our success.”
To acknowledge the role its customers have had over the course of its business, Weiler Abrasives will be offering a variety of promotions in the coming months. It will also host employee activities, including a family Fall Harvest Celebration in October at its headquarters, which will close out the anniversary celebration. In addition, Weiler Abrasives will organize several activities to engage the community in its celebration.
Related Glossary Terms
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.
Abrasive process that improves surface finish and blends contours. Abrasive particles attached to a flexible backing abrade the workpiece.