Aggregate equipment supplier Deister turns 100
By Scott Jamieson
Mar. 2, 2012, Fort Wayne, IN – Deister
Machine Company, Inc. is proud to announce its 100th anniversary as
a leading manufacturer of high-quality feeding, scalping and screening equipment
for the aggregate, mining, coal, asphalt and recycle industries. Deister has
remained a family-owned business since its founding in 1912.
"We continue to build upon our century of
service via solid engineering and customized screening solutions that allow
today's aggregate producers to efficiently meet the most stringent
specifications," says Deister Chairman and Co-CEO Irwin F. Deister, Jr., who
recently marked 60 years of service with the company. Irwin and E. Mark
Deister, President and Co-CEO, represent the family's third generation at the
company's helm. The company's dedication to the industry began with their
grandfather, Emil Deister, the company's founder.
the early 1900s, Emil Deister took up the study of ore separation; and eventually,
he would patent his own equipment, starting with a centrifugal separator that
extracted gold from mercury amalgam, and continuing on to develop ore
separating tables. His table is praised in Taggert's Handbook of Ore
Dressing, the official textbook at many mining schools, as the first
serious competition to the only other kind of ore separating table available at
established his business in 1906 as the Deister Concentrator Company. In 1912,
Emil sold his interests in Deister Concentrator Company and established Deister
Machine Company, Inc.
Machine Company began manufacturing operations at 1933 East Wayne Street in
Fort Wayne, Indiana, its current location. The original building, a 5,500
square-foot plant, is still in active use amidst a total operation that today
spans more than 360,000 square feet and four plant locations in Fort Wayne. Its
line of equipment includes heavy-duty inclined screens, high-speed screens,
horizontal screens, dewatering screens, and vibrating feeders and grizzlies.
Additionally, Deister recently introduced its new Ultra-Fines Recovery System,
as well as its new line of Deister Premium Portable Screening Plants.
equipment is in operation in all 50 states, Canada, and in many countries
throughout Latin America, as well as Europe, Asia and Australia. According to
its engineers, Deister equipment is designed to integrate with all components
of the production system, while delivering maximum performance and
productivity. In fact, some of the earlier models of Deister vibrating screens
are still in operation due to their rugged construction and continued high efficiency.
Deister Machine Company supports its industry by being active participants in a
variety of key organizations. Today, Irwin F. Deister, Jr. and E. Mark Deister
are life members of the NSSGA board, both having served as chairman of its Manufacturers
and Services (M & S) Division. In the recent past, Deister Vice President
of Marketing and Sales Joe Schlabach served as the Chairman of M & S
and Mark Deister are proud to say that "the long-term customer relationships,
which the company has developed over years of support, consultation and
service, have resulted in ongoing improvements in the design, engineering and
customization of Deister feeding and screening equipment – a mission never more
important in an era when material specifications are tightening and producers
are searching for the means to remain profitable in an increasingly competitive