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Old 08-03-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default What Electric Motors are American made?

Just a quick question. I am planning out a project using american made parts. I was curious if any there are any American manufacturers of motors still out there? I have already ruled out Dayton, Leeson and Baldor. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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Teco-Westinghouse, maybe?
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Teco-Westinghouse, maybe?
Moved to Mexico or Asia

More like Baldor and Leeson
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:38 PM   #4
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I suspect some of these companies (such as Baldor) may make some motors here in the US, but certainly not all the motors. It will solely depend on exactly what motor you need, as to where its made by any particular company.

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Old 08-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #5
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Some Century and Marathon/GE motors are still made here, as well as Baldor, Dayton and Leeson. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as far as models go, though it seems the larger ones are more likely to be US made.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #6
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Grainger lists the country of origin when you bring up a particular motor, it does not do it on "compare".
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:40 PM   #7
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Try Reliance. They may still be all US-made. I love their XT series.
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I suspect some of these companies (such as Baldor) may make some motors here in the US, but certainly not all the motors. It will solely depend on exactly what motor you need, as to where its made by any particular company.

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This is accurate, I have worked with most of the major manufacturers, all still have some US production, but it depends on product line. Marathon, Emerson, AO Smith all still have some US. Most of the budget bottom line stuff will be overseas or mexico.
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Some Century and Marathon/GE motors are still made here, as well as Baldor, Dayton and Leeson. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as far as models go, though it seems the larger ones are more likely to be US made.
leeson motors are usa, they made in grafton wi
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #10
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Thanks for everyones help on this matter. These forums are really active. A lot of Google searches have led me here in the past, so I thought it would be a good place to ask questions.Basically I am looking for a motor that will be going into a mini-lathe project. I wanted to make it completely from American made components, however I seem to have hit a wall, as there seems to be no truly American motor manufacturers
out there.

-Reliance/Baldor-


"These products are
produced at 26 plants
in the US, Canada, England,
Mexico and China."



-Leeson-


"LEESON's 48 and S56 frame AC motors are manufactured
in a state-of-the-art facility in West Plains Missouri
and Juarez, Mexico. In the western Wisconsin city of
Black River Falls, LEESON manufactures 56 and 140T frame
standard AC motors. Larger frame standard AC motors
manufactured in Monterrey, Mexico, Lebanon, MO, and
Wausau, WI. Our gear reducers are assembled and
manufactured in Union Grove, Wisconsin. Permanent
magnet direct current motors, built to NEMA and IEC
metric dimensions, are the focus of LEESON's facility
in Lincoln Missouri. And our plant in Hanover, Ontario
is dedicated to short-run specials—particularly
multi-speed designs—for U.S. and Canadian customers."


I have a copy of a Grainger catalog sitting in front of me and unfortunately none of the motors are listed as "American Made"

I may have to build my own motor. I didn't want to go down that road, but I am left with no other choice. I'm trying to figure out how to do it right now. If I get a safe and working AC motor up and running, I will definitely show it off at the Garage Journal.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:16 PM   #11
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Illinois-headquartered Bodine Electric makes electric motors at their factory in Peosta, Iowa. For more info, visit their webpage at: http://www.bodine-electric.com/Asp/AboutUs.Asp. 'Hope this helps.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:56 PM   #12
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Hey old thread, but here's another one. I don't think they do one offs though, more of an OEM manufacturer.

McMillan Electric. I used to work here back in mid-90s when I took a semester off college. Made in WI and they do the whole 9 yards none of that final assembly only BS.

http://www.mcmillanelectric.com/
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:16 PM   #13
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Thanks for the suggestions. I've known about Bodine, but not McMillan. Since this thread, Ive also found Bluffton Motor Works. Between the three of them, I should find what I'm looking. Thanks again.
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Try US Motors, now a division of Emerson. I believe you will find these to be American made electric motors.
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Hey old thread, but here's another one. I don't think they do one offs though, more of an OEM manufacturer.

McMillan Electric. I used to work here back in mid-90s when I took a semester off college. Made in WI and they do the whole 9 yards none of that final assembly only BS.

http://www.mcmillanelectric.com/
I am looking for a good motor to replace a motor made in China. The bearings on the Chinese motor bind up between 6 month to a year at the most. It is a permanently lubricated motor so I can't do anything to extend it's life. It was suggested I try McMillan. I'm working on getting that done now.
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Ohio electric motor may of may not be.....
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:22 AM   #17
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We have to do like our floor jacks and buy old units and rebuild them. Its getting tuff out here to find American products but not near as tuff as its been for Americans to find jobs that pay well. Catch 22? No jobs = Junk products...
I still have a couple of electrical/ appliance repair shops that rebuild electric motors,starters, alt, ect...Call small appliance shops ask if they rebuild if you dont want to tackle it yourself, you may get lucky.
Replacing a junk 2yr old A.O.Smith attic fan motor now. "ASSEMBLED" in Mexico with China parts...The USA Dayton before it was in there since early 70's. It would be sad if I wasnt so P.O.'D..
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