James H. Martindale started Martco Inc. with 3 employees in a small office in Middletown, Ohio after leaving his position with Black Clawson’s Shartle/Pandia division as Manager of Engineering. Martco built a strong customer base providing new components, rebuilds and repairs to the Pulp and Paper Industry.
Martco Inc. moved to a new facility and its current location on Yankee Rd. in Middletown, Ohio. The new manufacturing facility allowed Martco to expand its product lines, and added roll grinding capability.
Continued growth required numerous building expansions and the addition of various machining and fabricating equipment. Martco Inc. continued to add to its product lines, and commitment to furnish cost effective alternatives for components, and replacement parts. Martco inc. starts their Pulper drive exchange program.
James Martindale retires, and sells Martco Inc. to John R. Martindale. John had worked for the company since 1971 in various manufacturing, and sales positions. John continued to grow the business, and add manufacturing capacity to satisfy customer needs.
Ray McIntosh and Tom Bake, the former VP/General Manager and VP/Sales purchased Martco Inc., and became MTR Martco LLC. MTR Martco continues to add product lines, and customer base to include Mexico, Canada and China.
MTR Martco purchases Orman’s Welding Center and adjoining property. The acquisition adds manufacturing capability as well as a strong customer base in the Steel Industry. MTR Martco starts its field service division for its paper, steel and industrial customer base.