Canadian Manufacturing

Esco acquires Portland-based mining products firm

ACS and its approximately 40 employees have joined ESCO’s Engineered Products Group



PORTLAND—Mining parts manufacturer ESCO Corp. has acquired Windber, Penn.-based Advanced Cutting Systems (ACS) in a bid to boost ESCO’s underground mining product offerings.

ACS designs and manufactures custom-engineered cutting drums used in underground mining for road milling machines, continuous miners and longwall shearers.

“As a key drum manufacturer in North America, ACS will help ESCO integrate its underground mining products and services into the U.S. market and better serve our customers in this very important region,” said Jon Owens, senior vice-president and president of Engineered Products for ESCO Corp.

ACS and its approximately 40 employees have joined ESCO’s Engineered Products Group and will be named ESCO Windber.

Headquartered in Portland, Ore., ESCO Corp. designs, manufactures and services engineered wear parts and replacement products used in mining, infrastructure development, power generation, aerospace and industrial applications. The company operates in 22 countries on six continents, including locations in Fort McMurray, Alta, Labrador City, Nfld., and Port Coquitlam, B.C.

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