McLanahan Corp. has acquired Universal Engineering Corp. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Universal Engineering is a well-known company that manufactures long lasting equipment for the aggregate and mining industries. They were founded in 1906 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

For more than a century, McLanahan has been involved in crushing materials, with a focus on crushing soft minerals using Roll Crushers, Feeder Breakers and Rotary Breakers to process minerals such as coal, salt and trona. Now, the Universal acquisition brings hard rock crushing and apron, pan and wobbler feeders to the table. Universal products complement McLanahan’s existing lines and add a new dimension to the dynamics of the company.

“It is our hope to grow the sales of Universal equipment around the world,” said George Sidney, McLanahan president and COO. “We are excited to have Universal’s high quality, respected machines in our line-up, but we are more excited to have a professional, highly-trained group of people join our team.”

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