Milacron Inc. is putting the ``Cincinnati'' back in its U.S.-made injection molding machines.
The firm announced March 16 that the Cincinnati Milacron name and logo are returning to all injection presses produced at its factory in Batavia, Ohio.
Cincinnati Milacron Inc. was founded in Cincinnati in 1884. It shortened its name to Milacron Inc. in 1998 after selling its machine tool business to Unova Inc.
The machinery maker made the Cincinnati announcement March 16, after releasing details of its debt refinancing.
``With our new financing in place, a rebirth of the Cincinnati Milacron brand name is our way of marking this fresh start,'' said Karlheinz Bourdon, vice president for machinery technologies.
Bourdon said more than 100,000 machines were sold under the Cincinnati Milacron name for 30-plus years.
``We're also acknowledging the popular sentiment of our U.S. customers, most of whom still refer to their machines as `Cincinnati's.' Even as we globalize our machine designs and sourcing, the level of affection for this nickname served as a constant reminder of the history and value of our original brand,'' Bourdon said.
Milacron now will have five press brands: Cincinnati Milacron, Ferromatik Milacron Europe, Milacron Fanuc, Autojectors and Ferromatik Milacron India.