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History

Our Coldwater facility has over half a century of experience in manufacturing, metal forming and fabricating solutions, and our operations continue to grow to better serve our customers.

Helping to Manufacture Your Success for Over 50 Years

Originally established as Coldwater Machine in 1954, this Lincoln Electric Automation facility started out as a tool and die machine shop. The core business has evolved over the years from precision machining to providing dies, fixtures, and gages as well as turnkey automated systems that incorporate a wide range of flexible and agile metal forming and fabricating solutions for the Aerospace, Appliance and Automotive industries. In 1999, the Coldwater team moved to its current home, which at the time was a green field site where a 78,500 sq. ft. was built on 24 acres. It grew to 105,500 sq. ft. in 2013 and was expanded again in 2017 to its current 132,500 sq. ft.

After being purchased in 2001 by JMAC, a private investment firm based in Columbus, Ohio with the majority interest purchased in 2010 by Indiana-based private equity group North River Capital, the era of design and build for custom solutions began. Then, in late 2018, Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc purchased the company. Today it is a Lincoln Electric Automation facility, with a focus on accelerating automation, welding and build to print strategies.

As part of Lincoln Electric Automation, we will remain progressive in our approach to business values and principles. This helps to ensure a that we maintain a high degree of respect by our customers and suppliers. By focusing on the development of new manufacturing technologies to address emerging industry trends, the company is positioned to dynamically meet ever-changing customer needs.

The History of Our Growth

1954

1954

Coldwater Machine and Tool Company  was founded in 1954 in the old Amstutz building on the corner of Butler Street and North Second Street. Prior to this, the building was used as an egg hatchery.

1958

1958

The company expanded and moved into new building on 104 East Vine street.

1977

1977

The company expanded the 104 East Vine street location.

1999

1999

Moved to a new 78,500 sq. ft. facility at its present location on 911 North Second street.

2013

2013

Expanded the current 911 North Second street location by an additional 27,000 sq. ft. to support our increasing activity in the design and build of specialty factory automation cells.

2014

2014

Updated our branding and replaced our logo to better position the ​company for future growth into new markets.

2017

2017

Completion of another expansion in 2017 brought the overall floor space to 132,500 sq. and doubled the area dedicated to assembly.

2018

2018

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. acquired Coldwater Machine Company, LLC. The acquisitions accelerate growth and expand the Company’s industry-leading portfolio of automated cutting and joining solutions.

2020

2020

This location is now known as the Lincoln Electric Automation Coldwater facility.

The Expansion of Our Company