Workholding Manufacturer Gives Back to the Community

Located in Logansport, Indiana, since 1916, this third-generation workholding manufacturer recently announced a significant contribution to the town’s Memorial Hospital Cancer Care and Obstetrics capital project.

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Pictured from left to right are Jay and Kathy Duerr, with Perry Gay (president and CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital) and Leeann Murray (president of the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation’s board of directors). 

When you’ve been in business in a community for more than century, the place grows on you. Logansport Machine Company (LMC) is an example of being more than in a community, but a part of it.

Located in Logansport, Indiana, since 1916, this third-generation workholding manufacturer recently announced a significant contribution to the town’s Memorial Hospital Cancer Care and Obstetrics capital project. Jay Duerr, president and CEO of LMC, pledged $75,000 toward the renovation of the obstetrics unit.

“The OB unit, physicians and staff have a very special place in our family’s hearts,” Mr. Duerr says. “Our first son was born there, and we received excellent care in what was a difficult situation surrounding his birth. We decided, since the care was so excellent, to deliver our second son there as well.”

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Mr. Duerr a few years ago for a workholding article we published in PM. I was able to visit LMC and learn about the work they do in manufacturing, which after a century in business, they must be doing it right.