William Dana Ewart organizes the Link‑Belt Machinery Company, in Chicago, to extend the field of operations of Link‑Belt® and wheels to power transmissions, elevators, and conveyors in the various industries.
The New York office of the Link‑Belt Machinery Company unites with the firm of Burr and Dodge to form the Link‑Belt Engineering Company, with plant and main office in Philadelphia.
These three related companies, the Ewart Manufacturing Company, then located at Indianapolis; the Link‑Belt Machinery Company, Chicago; and the Link‑Belt Engineering Company, Philadelphia, consolidate as the Link‑Belt Company, with Mr. Charles Piez as its president.
The Link‑Belt Company buys the H. W. Caldwell & Son Company plant and business, in Chicago, thus increasing its screw conveyor and power transmission lines, and adding machine-molded gears and other Caldwell specialties.
The Syntron Company of Homer City, Pennsylvania, is formed.
Link‑Belt acquires The Syntron Company, a manufacturer of vibratory feeders, primarily for coal and ore handling.
The FMC Corporation makes its second major acquisition of the decade, purchasing Link-Belt Company, a Chicago based manufacturer of power transmission, processing, and bulk handling equipment.
FMC moves its Machinery Divisions administrative staff from San Jose, California, to the Prudential Building in Chicago, where Link‑Belt was headquartered.
Among FMC’s major investments in the early 1970s is a new 300,000-square-foot plant in Saltillo, Mississippi, to build Link‑Belt Material Handling Equipment.
FMC restructures to create 2 separate, publicly traded companies: FMC Technologies (machinery) and FMC Corporation (chemicals).
FMC Technologies opens Material Handling Solutions Changshu facility.
Syntron facility (vibratory products) is relocated to Saltillo, Mississippi. Material Handling Solutions acquires Technisys.
FMC Technologies divests its Material Handling Products business to Syntron Material Handling.
Syntron Material Handling invests $6M in factory equipment and robotic automation.
Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), a global supplier of high-value, critical components for process industries, acquires Syntron Material Handling, LLC to deliver market-leading products and technologies.