Fresh Outlook for MacBee Engineering Under New FENN Ownership

FENN, LLC is pleased to announce that it has acquired the intellectual property of Engineered Machinery Group Inc., which includes the rights to MacBee Engineering Group, and will continue to build & support their product lines.

Founded in 1966, MacBee Engineering was known as an American manufacturer of Sink & Draw Machines, Drawbenches, Payoffs, Take-ups, and a variety of ancillary equipment. In 2004, former MacBee Vice President John Stevens purchased MacBee Engineering, adding the MacBee product line to his own company, Engineered Machinery Group.

Although Stevens closed the company in 2013, the MacBee product line continued after being licensed to Steven’s son, who operated his own firm- aptly named, Mac Bee until the pandemic forced its closure. Despite the closure, Stevens continued to maintain ownership of all MacBee designs & intellectual property, supporting the product line with his newly formed “John Stevens Consulting” firm. While customers have continued to rely on Stevens for assistance with their MacBee equipment, he was eager to find a new, permanent home for the MacBee rights. This would allow customers to not only purchase new machinery, but also enjoy a greater depth and breadth of service and spare parts availability.

With a similar focus in clientele, industries and equipment, FENN was a natural fit. “MacBee’s wire and tube focused product lines are an excellent complement to our existing drawbench, swager and wire shaping offerings. We look forward to utilizing FENN’s existing infrastructure to continue providing MacBee equipment, service, and spare parts for MacBee customers,” said FENN President Ryan Cutter. He added, “We are proud to enable two great American-made machinery brands to continue to succeed under one roof. We look forward to continuing to provide customized solutions to meet all of our customers’ metal forming requirements.”

With more than 50 years of experience with wire & tube machinery, Stevens will join FENN as a consultant to continue supporting MacBee product lines. “I am excited to work with the FENN team to continue building and supporting MacBee machinery. I have a true passion for helping our customers and am thrilled to see the MacBee legacy continue with FENN’s resources, support and guidance.”

Readers with immediate MacBee inquiries can contact FENN at sales@fenn-torin.com.

About FENN

FENN is a global supplier of rugged, innovative, state-of-the-art metal forming machinery, custom-engineered and precisely manufactured for each unique application. With over 120 years of experience, FENN experts can help make complex metal forming processes easy. With decades of proven results, and thousands of installations, FENN machinery is designed to reach production goals and meet critical tolerances. Product lines include Rolling Mills, Wire Flattening & Shaping Equipment, Turks Heads, Drawing Equipment, Swagers, and Torin® Spring Coilers.

About Right Lane Industries

Right Lane Industries is an industrial holding company that acquires manufacturing and industrial services businesses for a permanent holding period. As a result of this permanent horizon, Right Lane businesses are able to make decisions for the long-term, resulting in collaborative customer relationships, experienced teams, and high-quality products and services. Right Lane’s existing businesses include: FENN, Pacific Press Technologies, MULTIPRESS, Schlegel Specialty Products, Bold Renewables, Belt Concepts, and Kirby Cleaning Systems, TerraSouce Global. For more information, please visit www.rightlaneindustries.com.

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Anna Claire Howard serves as Editor of Industrial Machinery Digest and Total Industrial Plant Solutions. She has worked with magazine publishers, media brands, and manufacturers since joining the industrial sector in 2014. She is an experienced B2B writer, editor, content marketing strategist, and social media manager. Most recently, she worked as the content marketing manager for SEPCO. Before that, she was the content marketing specialist for Fluke Reliability, the associate editor for Grand View Outdoors, and the managing editor for Gear Solutions, Thermal Processing, and Wind Systems magazines.She can be contacted via email at achoward@industrialmachinerydigest.com.