New investment in machinery and equipment upgrades automation

GALION, OHIO – Wednesday, March 15, 2023 – Tramec Sloan announced today that they have completed a $1.7 million-dollar investment project at their facility in the Galion Industrial Park. The new automation equipment replaces World War II-era machinery and allows the company retain their current 107 employees.

“This is our second piece of automation equipment, and the machine creates efficiencies and ensures quality,” said Chris Robinette, Plant Manager with Tramec Sloan. “We continue to invest in Galion and Crawford County as our business grows.”

Tramec Sloan is a U.S. manufacturer and supplier of air, electrical and brass components for the heavy-duty trucking industries, and it manages six facilities across the U.S. with headquarters in Holland, Michigan. The Galion facility focuses primarily on air products, fittings and fasteners, and hose for use in breaking systems on commercial vehicles. The newly purchased Italian equipment allows the Galion location to create efficiencies with automation while repurposing older machinery and moving employees to areas of production that are expanding.

“We congratulate Tramec Sloan on their new investment in Galion,” said Galion Mayor Tom O’Leary. “We appreciate their commitment to our community and are pleased with the economic momentum we are experiencing here.”


About Tramec Sloan

U.S.-based Tramec Sloan, formerly known as Crawford Machine in Galion, began production in 2001 at the Galion location. The company is an original equipment manufacturer for the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry, supplying nine of the ten major semi-trailer manufacturers with air and electrical delivery, brass components, and more. Tramec Sloan can provide custom orders in a variety of quantities. For more information on Tramec Sloan, visit

About the Crawford Partnership

Started in 2006, the Crawford Partnership for Education and Economic Development is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving collaborative economic, community and workforce development in Bucyrus, Galion, Crestline, New Washington, and all of Crawford County, Ohio. Twice in the last four years, the community has been nationally ranked in the top 20% for economic development and is pursuing an aggressive, strategic, and comprehensive agenda to become a community of choice for business and residents. To learn more about the Crawford Partnership, please visit us at

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