The Eastern Company Corporate Profile

The Eastern Company, founded in 1858, is a manufacturer of industrial hardware, security products and metal castings. It operates from locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and China. The diversity of the Company’s products enables it to respond to the changing requirements of a broad array of markets.

Industrial Hardware

The Industrial Hardware Group manufactures an extensive selection of latches, locks and other security hardware used throughout the transportation and industrial sector of the economy. The Group is headed by the Eberhard division. For more than 100 years, Eberhard has been an industry leader setting the standard for high-quality hardware for a variety of applications, especially in the transportation industry. In addition, this Group includes our Composite Panel Technologies division. The Industrial Hardware Group offers strong engineering and manufacturing capabilities that enable it to address specialty applications and satisfy unique product requirements. With facilities in Canada and Mexico as well as in the U.S., the Group is a reliable source of product throughout North America.

Security Products

The Security Products Group meets the need for products that safeguard property and control access – a need that has become universal in today’s global economy. The Greenwald Industries Division is a major manufacturer of coin acceptors and metering systems to secure the cash used in self-service laundry facilities. Greenwald products are distributed throughout North and South America as well as in other areas of the world. Their expanded product line also includes the latest in “Smart Card” payment systems.

The Illinois Lock Company/CCL Security Products Division produces custom-engineered locks for a variety of original equipment manufacturers and is a leading producer of keyless locks sold under well-known brand names such as Sesamee, Presto and Huski. With our Asian Operations, World Lock, Dongguan Reeworld Security Products and World Security, the Company can offer competitive pricing, service and delivery in a global economy.

Argo Transdata is a contract manufacturer of printed circuit board assemblies. Argo offers quick turnarounds and prototype builds as well as support and production quantities with Kanban releases.

Metal Products

The Company’s Metal Products Group consists of the Frazer & Jones Division. Frazer & Jones manufactures a range of industrial products as well as anchoring devices for supporting underground mine roofs. This Division continues to be the recognized leader in the production of these critical safety devices for the United States, Canadian and Australian mining industries.