Eriez® Receives Erie County EDC Keystone Award

Erie, PA. — The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Erie County presented Eriez with its annual Keystone Award during a dinner ceremony on January 17that the Bayfront Convention Center. Charlie Ingram, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, accepted the award on behalf of Eriez.

The Erie County EDC presents the award to a local company for making an extraordinary impact on the region and an unparalleled contribution to the local economy. This is only the second time the award has been given. The award was named as a tribute to the state of Pennsylvania long being described as the “keystone state.” A “keystone” by definition is necessary as a supporting structure.

According to the EDC, from its beginnings in a garage on West 7thStreet to a multi-million dollar company recognized around the world, Eriez Magnetics has never wavered from its mission statement driven by the Golden Rule. Since the beginning, Eriez has operated with its own management compass.

The EDC also recognized Eriez as a company that is still growing after seven decades without a work stoppage. The award also singled out the Merwin family and their treatment of employees as valuable partners as a tradition that continues today.

Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory, inspection and flotation applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or send email to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.                   


Ed Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications

John Blicha, Eriez


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