An Idea Ahead of its Time
During the late 1800s Laurance H. Sturtevant, a son of the founder, and Thomas J. Sturtevant, his nephew, joined the firm. T.J. Sturtevant, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a remarkable engineer and inventor; his genius, coupled with the design, application, and administrative talents of the other Sturtevants, provided the new Company its initial thrust.
Innovation and Diversification
In the early 1900s, the Company advanced designs for crushing and grinding, blending and mixing, and related materials-handling equipment. A venture into the automotive field began in 1904 when T.J. Sturtevant designed an automatic transmission. Together with the Sturtevant designed internal combustion engine, automatic lubrication, vacuum brakes, and a body manufactured by another firm, the Sturtevant Automatic Automobile, the world’s first automatic, was marketed for upwards of six thousand dollars.
Out of the Depths of the Depression, a Burgeoning Business in Cement
War Years: Defense and Chemicals
During World War II, Sturtevant participated in the defense effort by making parts for local naval yards. In addition, Sturtevant was given high priority to secure materials for the manufacture of its equipment for use in the chemical industries. In the post war era, the cement industry grew continually, calling for more Air Separators. In the late 1950s, massive reconstruction and expansion in that industry caused Sturtevant to work at a feverish pace to meet the demands of its customers.
Enter the Micronizer®
Quality, Service and Expertise
The Air Separator Evolves
Tradition Provides Stability in a World of Rapid Change
Industrial Revolution to Information Revolution
Into the 21st Century
PEMA® (Process Equipment Manufacturers Association)
NSSGA (National Stone Sand & Gravel Association)
National Association of Manufacturers
National Safety Council
ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers)
NRA (National Renderer’s Association)
Associated Industries of Massachusetts
THE STURTEVANT DIFFERENCE
Reliability – Consistent and Dependable Business Practice
Service – Industry’s Best Customer Service
Experience – Over 137 Years of Experience
Sturtevant has been perfecting particle size for over 137 years with thousands of installations all over the world. Sturtevant employees average over 20 years of service.
Customer driven innovation, including more variety and accessories than any other mill manufacturer make Sturtevant the global leader in particle separation machinery.