HOLLAND, Mich. -- Balanced Enterprise Solutions LLC, parent company of Evans Machinery Co. and Ritter Machinery Co., announced that it has acquired the countertop/postforming machinery division of Midwest Automation in Minneapolis.

The purchase will serve to expand Evans Machinery’s offerings to customers in the countertop production industry through North and Central America under the name Evans Midwest.

The Evans Machinery line has served smaller countertop shops in the past, and this acquisition allows Evans to enhance their offerings to more automated, high volume customers.

As of the time of this announcement, all production of the Midwest brand of countertop and postforming machinery is being moved to Balanced Enterprise Solutions’s production location in Holland, Michigan.

“The Midwest brand is a premier, American-made machinery line,” said Don Mulder, president of Balanced Enterprise Solutions. “This acquisition complements our overall machinery offering so we can now provide more automated and efficient American made machinery to the countertop production industry.

“This investment in the expanded Evans Midwest brand represents our commitment to building machinery in the United States and our belief in the great people that we employ to build our machinery.”

Balanced Enterprise Solutions has expanded and developed its production and sales of domestic woodworking machinery through the acquisition of the Evans Machinery Co. and Ritter Machinery Co. brands.

Midwest Automation is still in the laminating business. Only countertop and postforming operations were sold.

Since acquiring Evans in 2014, they have updated the entire line of machines adding automation with direct input of industry leaders. Ritter Machinery Co. has a history of serving the cabinetry shops of all sizes with their heavy duty, clamping, boring, and sanding machinery. See https://www.facebook.com/RitterMachineryCo/

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