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Time Line

1966-Pillar Corporation opens it doors in West Allis, Wisconsin, which leads the way to Pillar Technologies and Pillar Industries.

1969-James P. Landis receives a patent with Pillar Corporation for an induction heating assembly (3,448,233)

1971-James P. Landis receives a patent with Pillar Corporation for a high frequency power supply (3,566,243)

1976-James P. Landis receives a patent with Pillar Corporation for a high frequency power supply (3,946,300)

1984-James P. Landis receives a patent with Pillar Corporation for alternating current power supply for highly inductive loads (4,463,414)

1986-Pillar Industries acquires Westinghouse Induction Systems from the Westinghouse Group

1987-Pillar Corporation moves Pillar Technologies and Pillar Industries to Hartland, Wisconsin and Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

1989-Pillar Industries acquires Cycle-Dyne from Lindberg a unit of General Signal

1995-Pillar Industries opens a new facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

1999-Pillar Industries moves to Brookfield, Wisconsin.

1999-Thomas J. Bowers receives a patent with Pillar Industries for snubber circuit for an inverter having inductively coupled resistance (6,166,933)

2000-Thomas J. Bowers, Chuck F. Der and James D. Parker receive a patent with Pillar Industries for multi-zone induction heating system with bi-directional switching network (6,078,033)

2001-Thomas J. Bowers receives a patent with Pillar Industries for transverse flux heating coil and method of use (6,255,634)

2002-Thomas J. Bowers receives a patent with Pillar Industries for interruptible variable frequency power supply and load matching circuit, and method of design (6,437,302)

2002-Pillar Industries is acquired by CM Acquisitions and changes from Pillar Industries to Pillar Induction Company

2003-Thomas J. Bowers, Dean P. Stefanac, William C. Weller and Donald H. Wiseman receive a patent filed under Pillar Industries for induction heat-treating of threaded fasteners with a rotary conveyor (6,620,374)

2011-In 2011 Ajax Tocco Magnethermic ("ATM") acquired the assets and intellectual property of Pillar Induction. The Pillar organization manufactures its core products including power supplies, melting, heating and heat treating systems in the Brookfield, Wisconsin location.

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