Also records highest shipment month ever.

Eriez ( celebrates the company’s 70th anniversary in business this year. Through innovation, organization and diversification, Eriez has evolved into a technologically advanced, financially sound, international company with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico and South Africa, as well as its Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. headquarters. Eriez has sales offices across the United States and some 80 international markets on five continents.

The company plans to observe its 70th anniversary throughout the year. “We will be celebrating our anniversary year with a number of significant milestones on the horizon for 2012,” says Tim Shuttleworth, President and CEO. “There are a number of goals that are well within reach for Eriez in our anniversary year. For example, we plan to continue our safety record for no lost time accidents, open our new Erie Wager Road facility, introduce another innovative product at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) show and hit a new high number of employees worldwide and in Erie.  Internationally, Eriez will open new or upgraded plants in Canada, China, India and the United Kingdom.”

In addition, Tim Shuttleworth, Eriez President and CEO, announces that Eriez achieved a new record in November for the highest monthly shipment volume in the company’s history.  Shuttleworth explains, “This new record beats our previous record for shipments by nearly 20 percent.”

“2011 has been an all-around successful and prosperous year for Eriez,” says Shuttleworth. “This record-setting month is reflective of our overall growth.”

To meet demand in 2011, Eriez invested in major expansions in Northwestern Pennsylvania and across the globe. In the U.S., Eriez purchased an additional building in Erie, PA, approximately 15 miles from its World Headquarters. Internationally, the company is also expanding in Canada, China, India and the United Kingdom.