C.J. Harter Expands United Grinding's Presence in TexasMay 1, 2012
United Grinding Technologies (UGT) has announced that C.J. Harter & Son Machinery Inc., (Houston and Dallas, TX) has expanded UGT's reach in Texas.
In 1926, Charles J. Harter moved to Dallas from Missouri and opened the Texas Machine Tool Sales Office for Joseph T. Ryerson & Sons of Chicago. Two years later, he joined D.S. Mair Machinery Company as a partner and opened a new Dallas office.
C.J. Harter & Son Machinery Inc. was founded in 1939 when, on the death of Mr. Mair, Mr. Harter became sole owner. Houston became the main office, and the branch in Dallas remained active. The company continued to grow with the addition of Landis Machine in 1939, Landis Tool in 1940 and LeBlond in 1951.
Charles Harter III became President and CEO after the death of his father in 1974. Harter bought Green Machinery Company in Dallas and Steel & Machine Tool Sales in Houston and in doing so became the distributor for Kearney & Trecker and Carlton Machine Tool Company in 1975.
C.J. Harter & Son Machinery Inc. is the oldest (1941) Texas member of the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA). The company has two locations: one in Houston and another in Dallas and represents United Grinding's complete line of machines.
According to Charles Harter III, President, "Our commitment to serve our marketing area remains strong. Our sales and service group is technically qualified to assist our customers in their capital equipment requirements. We have built our reputation on accurately representing the features and benefits of the products offered by our manufacturers for more than fifty years. We look forward with confidence to the manufacturing challenges presented to us by our customers and our ability to effectively market the products offered by the manufacturers we represent. It's with great enthusiasm and expectation that we expand our exposure of United Grinding to all of Texas."
For more information contact:
United Grinding Technologies, Inc.
510 Earl Blvd.
Miamisburg, OH 45342
C.J. Harter & Son Machinery, Inc.