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Manufacturers Index - Foley-Belsaw Co.

Foley-Belsaw Co.
Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

History
Last Modified: Dec 14 2010 8:05PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This company was created with the 1983 merger of Belsaw Machinery Co. and Foley Manufacturing Co.. The merged company made sharpening machinery and a planer-molder. Shortly after the merger they acquired the rights and tooling to the Sprunger Brothers, Inc. line of woodworking machinery. Foley-Belsaw did manufacture at least some of the Sprunger machines under the Foley Belsaw name, but this was short-lived, perhaps because of increasing competition from Taiwan.

Foley United now manufactures four lines of sharpening and grinding equipment; the manufacturing is based in River Falls, WI. Their Foley Belsaw line of machinery is marketed by the Foley Belsaw division out of Kansas City, MO.

Information Sources

  • The connection between Foley-Belsaw and Sprunger was deduced by Brian Kachadurian based on a Photo Index entry of a Foley-Belsaw scrollsaw that is identical to earlier Sprunger machines.