The Story Behind Larick Machinery Acquisition in 2022 | Pillar Machine

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Pillar Machine | One-year anniversary of Larick Acquisition

One Year Later: Celebrating the Successful Acquisition of Larick Machinery

It’s been a year since we acquired Larick Machinery, and it’s incredible to see how far we’ve come. In 2022, we made a strategic decision to expand our product offerings by bringing Larick Machinery, a well-respected manufacturer of profile shaping and sanding equipment based in Colorado, into our fold.

This move has not only broadened our product range but has also brought success to many of our valued customers. As we mark this one-year milestone, let’s take a moment to look back on the journey and share some of the stories that have emerged from this strategic acquisition.

The Beginning: Our Vision for Larick Machinery

In 2022, we had a vision to broaden our machinery offerings by incorporating the expertise and innovation of Larick Machinery into our organization. Larick Machinery, under the leadership of founder Larry Schwarz, had established a reputation for crafting high-quality profile shaping and sanding machines.

The 390 Automatic Shaper and the 410 Shaper/Sander were just a couple of examples of their exceptional products. With the acquisition, we aimed to provide our customers with access to these remarkable machines in-house, carrying forward Larry Schwarz’s legacy.

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Pillar Machine | Larick 390 HSK Spindle

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Pillar Machine | Larick 390 Hopper Feeder

Two new custom features for the Larick 390:

  • HSK spindle
    The HSK Spindle offers efficient tool change capabilities, allowing operators to quickly switch profiles using a push-button control. This can enhance productivity by minimizing downtime during tool changes.
  • Hopper feeder
    The hopper feeder option streamlines the shaping process by enabling operators to stack door stile and rail material in the hopper. The parts are then fed into the shaper spindle individually, facilitating a swift and efficient shaping of the inside profile.

Continuing a Legacy

Larry Schwarz, the visionary behind Larick Machinery, founded the company in 1988 with a mission to create a USA-based machine manufacturing firm that was both reliable and affordable. Through the acquisition, we were committed to upholding this legacy.

We knew that ensuring Larick customers continued to receive top-tier customer service was of utmost importance. It was our way of honoring Larry Schwarz’s dedication to providing reliable and affordable machines while maintaining a strong presence in the USA. Today, we proudly carry on his legacy by delivering the same high standard of customer service that has come to be expected from our company.

We do so by committing to the standards that Larry upheld for Larick, along with the promises that we at Pillar Machine have made to our clients over its 10 year history.

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Pillar Machine | Made in U.S.A. Woodworking Machines

Made in the USA: A Commitment to Quality

A cornerstone of immense pride for both Larick Machinery and Pillar Machine lies in the steadfast commitment to producing all Larick Machines in the United States. The ethos of crafting these machines on American soil not only resonates with a sense of national pride but also exemplifies a dedication to maintaining the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

For us, this label transcends mere geographical origin; it is a profound testament to the values we hold dear—quality, reliability, and unparalleled craftsmanship. It signifies a commitment to excellence that has become synonymous with American-made products, a commitment that our customers have come to expect and trust.

Our dedication to manufacturing in the USA is not merely a practical decision; it is a conscious choice to support local industries, foster job growth, and contribute to the vibrancy of the American economy. It is a commitment to the communities where our workshops stand, each machine bearing not just the weight of its functionality but the pride of American craftsmanship.

As we look to the future, we wholeheartedly pledge to continue this manufacturing legacy, ensuring that each machine bears that distinguished “Made in the USA” label. Ten years of providing American-made products and we have no plans to move away from this, anytime soon.

Affordability and Profitability

Beyond our well-established reputation for exceptional customer service, the products from Larick Machinery introduced a distinctive competitive advantage to our clientele – a twofold benefit of enhanced affordability and increased profitability.

These cutting-edge machines were meticulously designed with the singular purpose of elevating business efficiency and effectiveness. Their impact extended beyond mere operational cost reduction; they proved to be catalysts for a remarkable return on investment, quickly establishing themselves as indispensable assets across a broad spectrum of industries under our purview.

The strategic infusion of Larick Machinery into our product offerings brought about a paradigm shift in the landscape of our client interactions. The affordability factor embedded in Larick’s machines wasn’t just a matter of pricing; it was a strategic approach to democratizing access to advanced machinery. This democratization, in turn, empowered businesses across various sectors, enabling them to integrate high-quality equipment into their operations without compromising financial feasibility.

The One-Year Anniversary: A Year of Success

Fast forward to today, and it’s been a year since the acquisition. We are delighted to report that this journey has been a resounding success. Many of our pillar clients have seized the opportunity to integrate Larick Machinery’s offerings into their operations, and the results have been exceptional.

“We are thrilled at the increased productivity that our new machine has brought us. It was easy to learn, use and is efficient. We feel it was a perfect fit for us.”

Jennifer Cox
4 States Cabinets & Doors

As we celebrate this one-year milestone, we are inspired by the stories of our valued clients. The Larick Machinery acquisition has proven to be a win-win for all parties involved. We remain committed to providing the same exceptional customer service and quality products that have defined our brand throughout the years.

The future looks promising as we continue to build on this success. We are dedicated to further expanding our offerings, staying at the forefront of innovation, and helping our clients thrive in their respective industries. The acquisition of Larick Machinery was just the beginning of a journey that will lead to greater achievements and milestones.

The Pillar Machine Legacy: Ten Years Later

In commemorating the one-year anniversary of our acquisition of Larick Machinery, we reflect on a transformative journey that signals a new era in woodworking. It’s been a year of remarkable success, where many of our esteemed clients have embraced the innovative offerings with outstanding results. Larick Machinery’s dedication to quality, innovation, and affordability aligns perfectly with our values, and together, we’ve forged a path towards excellence.

As we celebrate this milestone, we are thrilled to announce an even grander occasion – the 10-year anniversary of Pillar Machine. Over the past decade, Pillar Machine has been a stalwart in the industry, consistently delivering the best in custom woodworking machine solutions.

This year of celebration is a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation. The stories from our clients, coupled with the heritage of Larick Machinery and Pillar Machine’s 10 years of excellence, propel us into an exciting future. Together, we are leading the charge in the woodworking industry, shaping the landscape with cutting-edge solutions and unparalleled dedication.

As we move forward, we invite you to join us on this journey of innovation and excellence. Together, we will continue to shape the future of manufacturing and ensure that our customers achieve outstanding wins in their respective industries.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with us, and here’s to many more years of fruitful collaboration!

By |2023-12-15T12:51:49-07:00December 15th, 2023|Blog, News|Comments Off on The Story Behind Larick Machinery Acquisition in 2022 | Pillar Machine

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