HOLLAND, MI – June 30, 2018 – Choice Machinery Group, parent company of Evans Machinery Co. and Ritter Machinery Co., announced that it has acquired the countertop / postforming machinery division of Midwest Automation (Minneapolis, MN). The purchase will serve to expand the Evans Machinery’s offerings to customers in the countertop production industry through North and Central America under the name Evans Midwest. For years, the Evans Machinery line has catered to smaller countertop shops, and this acquisition allows Evans to enhance their offerings to more automated, high volume customers.
As of the time of this announcement, all production of the Midwest brand of countertop and postforming machinery is being moved to Choice Machinery Group’s production facility in Holland, MI.
“The Midwest brand is a premier, American made machinery line. This acquisition complements our overall machinery offering so we can now provide more automated and efficient American made machinery to the countertop production industry. This investment in the expanded Evans Midwest brand represents our commitment to building machinery in the United States and our belief in the great people that we employ to build our machinery,” said Don Mulder, president of Choice Machinery Group.
About Choice Machinery Group and their Evans Machinery Co. and Ritter Machinery Co. Brands Choice Machinery Group, based in Holland, MI, has grown and developed its production and sales of domestic woodworking machinery through the acquisition of Evans Machinery Co. and Ritter Machinery Co. brands. Evans Machinery Co. has a 50 year history of serving the office furniture and countertop production market with quality, affordable machinery. Since acquiring Evans in 2014, they have updated the entire line of machines adding automation with direct input of industry leaders. Ritter Machinery Co. has a rich history of serving the cabinetry shops of all sizes with their heavy duty, American made clamping, boring, and sanding machinery. The Ritter brand has been the perfect complement to Evans Machinery and is all built in our production plant in West Michigan.