MINNEAPOLIS — Baldwin Supply Company, an independent supplier of power transmission, electrical control, conveyor belt, and other industrial products, on Monday announced its expansion into western Wisconsin with the opening of a 10,000-square foot branch office and warehouse in Eau Claire. The facility, located at 1001 Harris Street, is the company’s ninth location in the Upper Midwest and will serve a number of communities in western Wisconsin, including Eau Claire, La Crosse, Menomonie, Chippewa Falls, Wausau, Black River Falls, and Rice Lake.
"At Baldwin, we help our customers meet the challenges of building and growing their operations, and we grow right along with them to do that. We are a true distributor partner with our customers, and the opening of this Eau Claire location exemplifies that," said Jim O’Connor, executive vice president with Baldwin. “We’re excited to now be even better positioned to serve our current and prospective customers in western Wisconsin."
According to Adam Schillinger, branch manager of the Eau Claire facility, the Wisconsin location will offer a heavy-duty belt slitter in an effort to fill a void in the marketplace. "We will be a one-stop shop for conveyor belts and conveying components," he said. "Our sales team will be capable of designing and trouble-shooting even the most complex conveyor systems, and our installation crew will be able to deliver and install heavy belting anywhere in the state."
Schillinger, who is in the process of hiring sales and installation teams, noted the need for conveyor belt sales and service in western Wisconsin is due in great part to the area’s growing aggregate and mining industries.
Like its other locations, Baldwin’s Eau Claire facility serves a number of industries, including aggregate and mining, food and beverage, agriculture, poultry, packaging equipment, power generation, industrial conveyors, and more. The facility sells and services a wide variety of components and parts including mounted and unmounted bearings, electric motors and controls, chains, sprockets, drive belts, clutches and brakes, shaft couplings, conveyor belts, hoses, and more from such brand names as ABB, Baldor, Dodge, Fenner Dunlop, Gates, Habasit, Mitsubishi Electric, PPI, Siemens, Toshiba, and US Tsubaki to name a few.