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This New Division Will Focus on Delivering Advanced Custom Automation Solutions That Increases Productivity, Quality, and Safety. 
 (Minneapolis, MN) – Minneapolis based Mereen-Johnson today announced the launch of its newest division: 1905 Automation. Founded in 1905, Mereen-Johnson is launching 1905 Automation to broaden its reach within and beyond the wood industry.   
 “1905 Automation will allow us to expand into new markets by leveraging our considerable automation experience,” said Mereen-Johnson CEO Paul Wilmes. “We have been building automated systems for 115 years largely within the wood industry. 1905 Automation will utilize our intellectual property and manufacturing resources to address automation within and beyond the wood market.”
 “1905 Automation will help turn concepts into action, based upon fulfilling customer demands using our internal design-build expertise, advanced technology-driven mechanical, and electrical engineering prowess,” said Division Manager Brandon Alberts. “Our capabilities include UL panel building; advanced fabrication and machining, precision assembly, advanced mechanical and controls engineering as well as robotics.”
 Having access to Mereen Johnson’s 150,000 square feet of production space, 1905 Automation will be able to efficiently build, test, and prove design automation-based solutions for customers.
The capability to produce nearly everything in-house empowers 1905 Automation to design, build, and deliver solutions that are reliable, cost-effective, and built to the most stringent customer specifications. 
 “At 1905 Automation our goal is to deliver quality, reliable and effective solutions for OEM manufacturers across the globe,” stated Division Manager Brandon Alberts. “When customers turn to us for automation-based solutions, we deliver innovative answers to customer demands on time and on budget.”
 Regardless if an automation demand is large or small, you can count on 1905 Automation,  to build upon over 115 years of manufacturing excellence at MereenJohnson. 


CPA Elects New 2024 Officers and Executive Committee Members

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The CPA Board has elected the following at-large Executive Committee members and Officer positions effective immediately. Newly elected Executive Committee members are Steve Carroll, COO of Swiss Krono, Larry Broadfoot, COO of Collins Products, and Ray Chaaraoui, Sales Director of Kronospan. The 2024 Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer positions were

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