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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Stedman Machine Company on their one hundred seventy-fifth anniversary.


     , read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Stedman Machine Company on their one hundred seventy-fifth anniversary.

    Whereas, Nathan Stedman established Stedman Foundry and Machine Company in 1834 in Rising Sun, Indiana. Six years later the company moved to Aurora, Indiana, where it still stands today;

    Whereas, Stedman Foundry and Machine Company began by producing castings for equipment related to agriculture. Nathan Stedman created a unique method of reducing material size through what became known as the cage mill. The cage mill was patented in 1894 by Stedman Foundry and Machine Company;

    Whereas, The Stedman family operated the company for three generations until it was bought by investors from Cincinnati, Ohio;

    Whereas, Stedman Foundry and Machine Company was purchased by United Engineering and Foundry Company in 1949. United then merged with Wean Industries, Inc. in 1968 to create the Wean-United Company;

    Whereas, Due to modern EPA and OSHA standards, the foundry closed on June 20, 1980 after one hundred forty-six years of continuous operation;

    Whereas, With the machinery division now the heart of the company, the organization became known as Stedman Machine Company, Inc.;

    Whereas, In September 1990, Stedman was once again acquired, this time by Eagle Crusher Company from Galion, Ohio. Eagle Crusher is still Stedman's parent company but it continues to operate as Stedman Machine Company;

    Whereas, Over the years Stedman's operations expanded from agriculture to include equipment for fertilizer, chemical, meat packing, crushed stone, sand and gravel, glass, precious metals, clay processing, reclaim, recycle, and wood industries;

    Whereas, Stedman continues to focus exclusively on size reduction of various materials. Its current product line includes the signature cage mills, secondary impactors, pri/secondary impactors, hammer mills, hook breakers, hashers, portable crushing plants, and stationary crushing systems;

    Whereas, Stedman has been a cornerstone of the Aurora community for the last one hundred seventy-five years. Their smart business practices and strong customer relationships have kept them successful through the years. As Stedman Machine Company looks towards even greater success in the future, Indiana is proud to be its home: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly hereby recognizes Stedman Machine Company for their longevity and a successful one hundred seventy-five years in business.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Stedman Machine Company.