INNOVATIVE METAL FORMING
A 100% EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANY

HISTORY

Building

1953
"Flow Turn" began as a department of Lodge & Shipley, a large machine tool builder in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1958
First photoreceptor developed for Haloid (now Xerox) using metal forming and diamond turning processes.

1962
Flow Turn incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Lodge and Shipley and relocated into a leased facility.

1967
Lodge & Shipley builds first stand-alone building for Flow Turn Division at 120 Progress Place, Cincinnati.

1971
Changed the corporate name from Flow Turn to Floturn, Inc.

1986
Floturn develops 40" (1.016 mm) long photoreceptor.

1987
Lodge & Shipley's assets purchased by Belcan (large engineering firm in Cincinnati).

1988
Floturn employees purchase Floturn from Belcan and form employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).

1989
Floturn develops new lathe and boring equipment for small laser printer drums.

1995
• Centerless grinding process developed for mag rollers.
• State-of-the-art anodizing system installed at Progress Place.
• Constructed new 75,000-square-foot facility in Fairfield, Ohio.

1998
• Floturn purchases Precision Systems and Imaging Rechargers and renames company Printer Components, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary.
• Constructed new 45,000-square-foot facility in Victor, New York.

2000
Floturn purchases Magnus Manufacturing in Shortsville, New York and renames company Magnus Precision Manufacturing, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary.
Constructed new 55,000-square-foot facility in Phelps, New York

2005
August 25, 2005 Floturn, Inc. established a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise, Floturn Photoreceptors (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. in Kunshan, China. Production is scheduled for third quarter, 2007.

2007
Floturn Photoreceptors (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. in Kunshan, China formally goes into production.

2009
• Floturn purchases Advanced Interconnect, Mfg. (A.I.M.) a wire harness assembly manufacturer.
• Printer Components, Inc. (P.C.I.) was moved from Victor, N.Y. into a leased facility in Fairport, N.Y.
• Advanced Interconnect, Mfg. (A.I.M.) was moved from a leased facility in Rochester, N.Y. to Printer Components, Inc. (P.C.I.) 45,000-square-foot facility in Victor, N.Y.


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