Nixon Gear Celebrates 100 Years in Business

Nixon Gear is celebrating 100 years in business, a division of Gear Motions Inc.,

The company was founded by George Nixon in 1920 as Nixon Broach and Tool Company with the intention of selling general machining and special tooling. The company drifted into gear manufacturing and by 1924 it had changed its name to Nixon Gear and Machine Company.

Since then, Nixon Gear has remained successful throughout its century-long history by continuing to grow and adapt through changing times. This has included several building expansions and relocations, shifts in business focus as industry needs evolved, and even changes in ownership.

Nixon Gear was purchased by Gear Motions Inc. in 1977 and now operates as a division of the corporation. In 2010, Gear Motions became a 100% Employee Owned Company, putting ownership in the hands of its employees and assuring that the company would remain viable for many years to come.

In 1992, Nixon Gear moved into its current location on Milton Avenue in Syracuse. The relocation allowed the company to improve its operations and efficiency while also allowing for additional investment in precision gear grinding

Today, the company continues to invest in the future, adding industry-leading robotic automation and super grinding capabilities with the purchase of new gear grinding equipment earlier this year.

Over the past 100 years,

Nixon Gear has grown into one of the premier precision gear manufacturing companies in the United States. The employee-owners at Nixon Gear and Gear Motions will continue to grow and adapt into the next century as they strive to provide the highest quality products and service in precision manufacturing.

To celebrate this major milestone, Nixon Gear had intended to host an on-site event in November to coincide with its official anniversary date of November 17, 1920. Unfortunately, those plans have been put on hold indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current plans include a small in-house celebration with Nixon Gear’s employee-owners, with hopes to host a larger scale event sometime next year.

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About Gear Motions:

Gear Motions, Inc. is an employee-owned company, with gear manufacturing facilities in Syracuse and Buffalo, New York. Specialists in precision ground gears, the company manufactures custom cut and ground gears for OEMs all around the world. The Product lineup includes precision ground helical gears, spur gears, pump gears, bevel gears, and worm gears, as well as multiple types of sprockets, timing pulleys, shafts, and splines. For more information, visit