On Monday, July 23, 2018, President Donald J. Trump highlighted American-made goods at the White House during the Made in America Product Showcase. One company was selected from each state to represent American-made goods at the White House.
Youngstown-based City Machine Technologies (CMT) displayed a scrapyard lifting magnet at The White House as part of the Made in America Showcase. CMT was selected to represent Ohio at the event, which highlighted American-made products from every state. CMT displayed a scrapyard lifting magnet on the South Lawn of the White House.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be one of 50 companies both big and small showcasing what America can make when we roll up our sleeves and work hard,” says company founder Michael J. Kovach. “America was built on the manufacturing industry, and it’s great to see it’s alive and well today.”
The Made in America Product Showcase brought companies from all over the United States to the South Lawn and State Floor of the White House, where leaders met with President Trump. The president spoke with these companies about the importance of being “made in America,” and ensured them that his focus will remain on the interests of workers in the United States. After he visited with each company, President Trump spoke to workers and leaders in the East Room of the White House. The President then declared July 17th “Made in America” day and deemed July 16th-22nd as “Made in America Week.” The President aims to celebrate those working every day to make America great.
CMT proudly represented Ohio with its 47-inch DASH (deep aluminum scrap handler) scrapyard lifting magnet. In the magnet business since 1998, CMT currently manufactures and sells 47”, 57” and 67” model DASH magnets. CMT also manufactures and sells at 58” and 68” model DCBH (deep copper ball handler). Heavy copper wound magnet are used in the ferrous metal reclamation business.CMT scrapyard lifting magnets can be found all over the United States, Egypt, Indonesia, Canada and Mexico.
In addition to rebuilding and manufacturing scrapyard lifting magnets for steel mills and scrap yards, CMT is an industrial service center providing electrical, mechanical, machining and field services to industrial and commercial companies throughout the United States.
Michael J. Kovach and his late wife Joan Kovach founded City Machine Technologies, Inc. with two employees in 1985. Today, the scrapyard lifting magnet division takes residence in the company’s original building.