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Avis Industrial Corporation is an innovative and diversified global supplier of quality products, trusted brands, and creative solutions. Acquiring unique manufacturing operations and turning them into leaders in the marketplace has been Avis’ practice for over 50 years. Avis Industrial Corporation focuses all of its acquisition efforts in locating niche companies that will enhance current company holdings. For over half a century Avis' operating entities have developed the innovative solutions customers need to produce the next generation of products. From the consummation of an acquisition, the staff at Avis Industrial Corporation sets ambitious targets for its operating companies. The Avis subsidiaries are postured as market leaders to achieve higher standards and continually surpass customer expectation by totally focusing on world class operating metrics.

A1 Security Manufacturing

A-1 Security Manufacturing’s origin began over 35 years ago in San Diego, California. In the early eighties our facility was relocated to Richmond, Virginia where A1 tools have become more advanced in design and specialized tools have been developed to support the needs of locksmiths. Products such as Herty Gerty, Pak-A-Punch, Quick Pull 1 & 2 and Green Machine are just a few of our world class product offerings.

Locksmith Quote; “If A1 makes it, I will buy it!”

A1 website

AI International, Inc.

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, AI International provides construction installation services for the United States Postal Service and for airport baggage handling systems. AI integrates the engineering of the mechanical, electrical, fabrication, and installation of these impressive transfer systems.

The American Baler Co.

The American Baler Co. was purchased in 1979 by Avis Industrial Corporation. American Baler manufactures one of the most comprehensive baling product lines in the industry.  Horizontal, wide-mouth, closed door, single ram and two ram. American Baler is doing more than constructing equipment, we are engineering advanced solutions that will most effectively serve your business operations. We are a group of people dedicated to our company values and focused on how to best serve our customers.  We are about being your partner, staffed with a team of knowledgeable sales representatives, engineers and technicians. We are your partner and your solution provider. We are American Baler. American Baler; "The Difference Is In The Name"

American Baler website

Crankshaft Machine Company

Established in 1916, Crankshaft Machine Company became a prominent name in the industry for building high quality rough end crankshaft and camshaft equipment.  Our equipment is found globally in both automotive and heavy duty industries. As a full service provider, Crankshaft Machine Group can provide engineering, manufacturing, build and service for dedicated and flexible equipment for a variety of metal removal processes. Known throughout the world for precision, reliability and longevity, Crankshaft Machine Group continues to be a leader in the industry in quality, dependability and customer focus.  Attention to detail, responsiveness to customer priorities, and building product quality to meet customer requirements is our focus. Crankshaft Machine Company is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

Crankshaft website


Cumsa Corp has been manufacturing quality automotive grade products in Matamoros, Mexico since 1985. We serve the automotive, heavy duty, and marine industries. All of our electrical and automotive security products are sold and proudly distributed under the Lockcraft® name. We manufacture our products in an 85,000 sq. ft. TS16949 certified facility, implementing best practices in lean manufacturing and operations management to improve our ability to service our customer base. Our facility is capable of injection molding, welding, stamping, and assembly amongst other manufacturing processes. We welcome the opportunity to partner with other automotive, heavy truck, and marine manufacturers and distributors to develop new products and solutions to customer problems.

CUMSA website

Edgerton Forge, Inc.

Edgerton Forge, Inc was acquired by Avis Industrial in 1985. Edgerton has over 40 years of forging experience supplying drag links, center links, hand tools, lug wrenches, jack extensions, and a variety of shafts. Edgerton is committed to grow with their customers and their changing needs by providing engineering and manufacturing services that are not only high quality and state of the art but also competitively priced. Edgerton's ability to deliver high quality and complex upset forgings has given them the reputation as one of the best upset forging companies in the world. Edgerton Forge proudly carries the AS9100B, ISO 9001:2008, and ISO 14001:2004 quality certifications.

Edgerton Forge website

Harris Waste Management Group

In Business for over 100 years, Harris Waste Management Group is a world class leader in the manufacturing of ferrous processing equipment: Shears, Balers and Shredders. Through a careful mix of innovation seasoned by experience, Harris’ engineering group continues to provide customers with cutting edge technology to meet their processing requirements with safe, cost effective equipment. Manufactured at one of two state of the art facilities, the equipment supplied to customers is supported by a well-trained world wide distribution organization, reinforced by a large staff of factory technicians. Industries where Harris products are used include but are not limited to: MRF’s, Waste paper recycling; scrap paper handling for printers, converters and other scrap generators; scrap metal both ferrous and non ferrous; and municipal solid waste processing. Capabilities, experience, reliability and a proud history enable Harris to provide customers with the right equipment at the best value. Harris is proud to be an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

Harris Waste Management Group website


James Steel & Tube Co.

James Steel and Tube Co. is a manufacturer of electric welded structural steel tubing. Our products are used to support a variety of industries including automotive, exercise equipment, truck and RV trailers, industrial fabrication, roll-off waste containers and construction. For over 60 years, James Steel & Tube has worked to meet our customers’ demanding service and quality expectations. We continue to work closely with our customers to provide them with services ranging from just-in-time delivery schedules to custom tolerances and specifications.

James Steel website

Pacific Forge, Inc.

Pacific Forge offers over six decades of master blacksmithing experience and state-of-the-art technology. This fusion of elements allows us to lead the industry in world-class customer service, quality and value. We produce high-precision closed-die forgings out of a variety of materials. These custom-designed, custom-ordered forgings come in all shapes and sizes. We are best known for producing quality forgings for manufacturers and subcontractors in the aerospace, aircraft and defense industries. Whatever our customers need, our highly skilled engineers can create it. Pacific Forge's quality systems are driven by our ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 quality certifications.

Pacific Forge website

Peninsular Cylinder Company

Peninsular Cylinder Company is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company that is providing Americas industrial base and international markets with a full complement of world class air and hydraulic cylinders manufactured to both NFPA and ISO (metric) standards.  Peninsular’s rugged and proven internal design allows its cylinders to survive in its targeted marketplace of harsh and destructive manufacturing environments.  The Peninsular Team also provides specially engineered cylinders to suit a wide variety of specific customer applications.  Peninsular’s highly experienced inside sales team provides for same day quoting, in the majority of instances, and there is always a direct interface with the customer to answer complex cylinder questions.

Sellick Equipment Limited

Sellick forklifts are sold and serviced in every corner of the North American continent as well as overseas through a high quality, service-oriented dealer network. At present, Sellick has over 4,000 lift trucks in the field under its own nameplate. In addition, we have designed and manufactured forklifts and attachments for prestigious companies including John Deere, International Harvester, Kawasaki and Kubota.

Our 70,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility is located in Harrow, Ontario, Canada, just 30 miles south of Detroit, Michigan. You are cordially invited to visit our plant and meet the Sellick family along with the dedicated staff of professionals behind the products we produce. If an outdoor forklift is what you need, Sellick builds the machine for you!



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