Pillar Machine acquires Larick Machinery

SALT LAKE CITY -- Pillar Machine, designer and developer of CNC woodworking machinery, CNC mortise and tenon miter machines, and CNC dowel inserting machines, has acquired Colorado-based Larick Machinery, a manufacturer of profile sanding and other equipment.

In a statement, Pillar Machine said, "our culture has been built around the concept of sustainable progress. In recent years and speaking to our customers, many of our most satisfied clients have given us feedback that they wish we had more product offerings."

The company listened and after an exhaustive search targeted Fort Collins-based Larick Machinery.

For more than three decades, Larick has manufactured high-quality machinery including profile sanding, shape & sand, wire brush sanders, and more. "We couldn’t be more excited to incorporate this new lineup into our offerings," the company said.

Pillar Machine anticipates a transition period moving the operations from Colorado to Utah over the next year. In the interim, the company will be offering the machines to current and future customers.

The company has enlisted Larry Schwartz, the previous owner of Larick, to help guide the transition and act as a resource for product knowledge and sales support.


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