Charlotte Pipe and General kinematics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: General Kinematics selected to fill the material handling system role in Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company greenfield development.

                                                                               For Immediate Release

General Kinematics

Marketing Dept.: (815) 444-3521




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: General Kinematics selected to fill the material handling system role in Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company greenfield development.


January 15, 2021- General Kinematics, a vibratory equipment manufacturer and system integrator located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has been selected to provide the material handling system for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company’s new greenfield operation. The foundry, currently located in Charlotte, North Carolina, decided that a move was necessary to support the needs of this ever-growing company and surrounding community. The new, state-of-the-art facility will be built on a 428-acre property in Oakboro, NC. Inside the new cast iron foundry, GK will have responsibility for the furnace charge system, as well as the equipment from the end of the molding line through the cleaning room.

General Kinematics has worked with Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company for decades and is thrilled to continue their partnership throughout this expansive project.

“Everyone at General Kinematics is excited for Charlotte Pipe as they begin the huge undertaking of relocating their foundry operations.” Said Tom Musschoot, President of General Kinematics. “I am appreciative of the trust that the team at Charlotte Pipe has put in our company and am proud that General Kinematics gets to be part of this historic move.”

Jim Egan, Vice President of North America Sales for General Kinematics, continued:

“The Charlotte Pipe team is an experienced group of foundry experts with high standards. For them to recognize our foundry team’s efforts through this extensive planning process is validation that we are meeting our customers’ needs. Now we can begin to deliver on their trust.”

“With our industry veterans, Claude Hutchens and Rick Kempf spearheading these efforts, we are confident that GK will deliver the quality results that we are known for,” said Musschoot.


The project is set to span two years, with a projected end date of the third quarter of 2023.

General Kinematics would like to express gratitude to Charlotte Pipe for allowing the GK team to support them in this historic endeavor. General Kinematics looks forward to this project’s continued development and working together to create a new standard for innovative foundry systems.




About General Kinematics

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricates innovative vibratory materials handling and processing equipment. Today the company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, having held more than 200 worldwide patents, and is acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating equipment design and application.  General Kinematics serves a worldwide customer base through a network of engineering-oriented independent sales representatives who cover major industrial markets throughout the United States. International markets are serviced from subsidiary operations and through a combination of representatives, licensed manufacturers, and strategic alliances with leading industry-specific organizations in other strategic locations. Today, more than 50,000 General Kinematics units have been installed in virtually all of the world’s industrialized countries.  As new process and efficiency challenges emerge, General Kinematics is uniquely qualified to address these needs with advanced technology, innovative engineering, new materials, and manufacturing techniques… all applied to improving customer productivity and profitability while meeting ever more stringent requirements.  Today, GK knows no limit in our ability to provide a broad level of engineering support and capacity that other companies cannot offer. We bring a 360-degree view to the whole process picture, often supplying engineering resources our customers do not have or do not wish to fund internally.

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