Cleveland Gear Co. is celebrating 100 years of continuous manufacturing of gearing technologies. The company was founded in 1912 as Cleveland Worm & Gear by F.M. Gregg, C.J. Fitzpatrick and David Fitzpatrick, the latter of whom brought his knowledge of worm gear design and production technology to the U.S. from his native England. In the first year of operation, the company produced 2,000 sets of gears with 20 employees. In just 6 years, the company employed 300 individuals and produced 80,000 worm gearsets for automotive applications.
Currently, the company manufactures worm gearing, speed reducers, standard and custom drives and speed variators for industries including construction equipment, steel production and processing, and oil and gas exploration and production. Boasting an inventory of more than 10,000 hobs and master worms, the company is capable of accurately duplicating virtually every worm and gear manufactured by Cleveland Gear over the past 100 years.