CEMCO marks 60 years of mineral processing

CEMCO, the US manufacturer of portable and stationary vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushing systems, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. 
Crushing Static & Mobile / August 5, 2022
By Liam McLoughlin
The CEMCO manufacturing plant in Belen, New Mexico
The CEMCO manufacturing plant in Belen, New Mexico

The third-generation, family-owned company says its aim is to provide a holistic approach to mineral processing by evaluating a customer’s operation and developing solutions tailored to their specific applicational requirements. 

It adds that this approach enables it to assist beyond providing crushing equipment by partnering with qualified manufacturers to design full mineral processing plants. 

New changes have taken place in CEMCO’s 60th year under Jennifer Hise-Trujillo, the company’s new president. Additionally, Hise-Trujillo’s husband, Joseph, has taken ownership of the company’s sales and crushing school training programme, accompanied by CEMCO’s chairman of the board and former president, Neil Hise. Neil Hise’s wife, Ty Juana Hise, remains in her role as CFO of CEMCO.   

“CEMCO has been a defining part of our family for decades, and we’re proud to have reached this 60-year hallmark,” said Jennifer Hise-Trujillo. “As a family-owned business with hundreds of years of combined experience, we’ve been able to provide extraordinary solutions for customers through education, training and quality products.”

Mason R. Hise, Neil Hise’s father, established the business in 1962. That opportunity came through the purchase of Crusher Service Company, a fledgling repair service that specialised in rebuilding crusher rolls and jaw plates. 

In the mid-1960s, CEMCO cooperated with West Coast Alloys (WCA) to create viable wear components for CEMCO’s VSI crusher called the Turbo Crusher. Development was completed in 1967 and the first VSI crusher was sold in 1969 and is still in service to this day in a mine in New Mexico. The VSI Turbo Crusher is the precursor to the eight different model sizes that CEMCO currently manufactures and which are now operating in 30 nations around the world.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the past 60 years, but this is only the beginning,” said Hise-Trujillo. “As we enter this new era, I’m excited to see the expanded innovations to come and the new relationships we’ll build with operations worldwide.” 

CEMCO holds numerous US patents and trademarks on VSI-related technologies. To keep up to date on industry standards and needs, CEMCO is a member of multiple industry and state associations, including the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. 

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