CHICAGO (Aug. 25, 1:15 p.m. EDT) — G.F. Goodman & Son Inc. sold 16 pieces of downstream auxiliary equipment to a factory in China on the last day of NPE 2006 — and officials said they believe it is Goodman's largest-ever single order at an NPE show.
Goodman booked the order for eight rotary extrusion cutters and eight two-belt caterpillar pullers.
Goodman, which announced the news Aug. 21, declined to say anything about the extruded product to identify the customer. Duke Davis, vice president, said the auxiliary equipment is going to an American company's plant in China.
The customer configured the machines to minimize maintenance costs and to be easy to use.
Davis said the China order kicked off an upsurge of business during the month of July. He said cutters and other downstream equipment play a critical role in extrusion, a high-speed, continuous process.
Goodman, based in Ivyland, Pa., is in its 74th year of business.
NPE was held June 19-23 in Chicago.