Weiler Abrasives, a leading provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning kicked off what will be a months-long celebration of its 75th anniversary with its National Sales Meeting the week of April 22. The celebration is geared toward thanking its customers, coworkers and community for contributing to the growth and longevity of the company — once a small jewelry polishing brush business and today a global abrasives leader.
Founded by Karl E. Weiler in 1944 as the Weiler Brush Company in Long Island — with only fifty dollars and a big dream — the company continues to be privately-owned and operated at its current headquarters in Cresco, Pa. under the fourth-generation leadership of Chris Weiler, CEO. Chris’ father, Karl M. Weiler serves as chairman.
“We are proud of the growth Weiler Abrasives has undergone in its 75 years in business and the innovation it brings to the global marketplace,” says Chris Weiler, president and CEO Weiler Abrasives. “We also recognize that it’s the hard work of our more than 300 local employees and the support of our Poconos community that have served as the backbone of our success.”
“Weiler has been like a rocket ship. We’ve always gone forward, always gone upwards. There’s no standing still here, no going back. I think as co-workers, we’ve all gone along for the ride – and what a ride it’s been,” said Jim Gilpin, a current Weiler Abrasives employee hired in 1973.
Weiler Abrasives’ commitment to manufacturing excellence ensures the delivery of high-performance, quality products and innovative solutions. At the foundation of its success is a commitment to collaborating with its customers and fostering mutual growth. The company has made a top priority of developing long-term partnerships, while also addressing customers’ toughest cleaning, grinding, cutting, de-burring and finishing challenges. In fact, after 75 years Weiler Abrasives still does business with its very first customer.
To continue the anniversary celebration throughout the year, Weiler Abrasives will host employee activities, including a family Fall Harvest Celebration in October at its headquarters, as well as several community engagement activities.
To learn more about Weiler Abrasives, its history and goals for the future, watch this video.
About Weiler Abrasives Group
As an industry leader and global manufacturer of surface conditioning solutions, Weiler Abrasives Group is dedicated to forging collaborative relationships with our customers in diverse markets — Metal Fabrication; Industrial Production; and Maintenance, Repair and Operations — to tackle their toughest cleaning, grinding, cutting, deburring and finishing challenges.
Weiler Abrasives, One Weiler Dr., Cresco, Pa., 18326-0149 • (800) 835-9999 • www.weilerabrasives.com.