About Hermance Machine Company
We provide a wide selection of quality industrial woodworking equipment from the U.S. and abroad. Choose from a line of quality new and used woodworking machines on display at our showroom in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. We feature machines from many manufacturers!
As an added convenience we also offer a wide variety of quality machine parts and woodcrafting supplies with worldwide shipment available. Our customer service people are some of the best in the field, and look forward to having the opportunity to serve you.
Our 60,000 square foot warehouse and showroom located in central Pennsylvania is well prepared to serve the needs of the industrial user or the hobbyist woodworker.
We also specialize in equipment refurbishing and offer a variety of quality used machines. These machines can still offer years of dependable service at a cost well below new, and can provide maximum value for the dollar.
Browse through our site. Take a look at our used machines in the "Virtual Showrooms" and meet our sales and customer service staff. Don't see something you're looking for? We have access to the largest database of used machines in the USA through the United Woodworking Machinery Exchange (UWME). If your needs are unique, we can search this database to find a compatible machine in our vast array of resources.
Hermance Machine Company History
Hermance Machine Company was started in 1902 by Albert D. Hermance at the pinnacle of the lumber boom that gave Williamsport PA its nickname, "Lumber Capital of the World". While today Williamsport is better known as the "Little League Capital of the World", Hermance Machine is still known by the same name, and still provides the same high quality machines that we once mass produced for almost 100 years since the start of the 20th century.
The Monks family then took over Hermance Machine in the 1920's after Albert D. Hermance passed away. The Monks family owned and operated the facility until 1987 when Joseph G. Strouse, a Williamsport native, bought the business. Joe Strouse had previously been employed in Pittsburgh, PA as an executive for Joy Manufacturing. It was a stroke of luck that the opportunity was presented to Joe to buy the company, and having a strong interest in woodworking, it was a natural fit.
While Hermance Machine no longer manufactures mass quantities of woodworking machines, we still have a fully functional machine shop with updated CNC milling capabilities that enable us to continue with our manufacturing heritage. We currently manufacture our internally designed cutterhead along with a preset stand for measuring moulder heads that keep our machinists striving hard to meet the demand.
‘Big Idea’ contest for business plans...
By ALISSA EATON
Strouse Industrial reaps the benefits of the fourth annual Big Idea Business Plan Competition.
Matthew Strouse, owner of Strouse Industrial LLC, won the $25,000 prize for his business plan. The award was sponsored by Lock Haven University, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and the state Department of Community and Economic Development.
It was presented by Jill Edwards, from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Shannon Tyson-Gallagher a consultant at the Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center and Keith Miller, president of Lock Haven University.
Matthew Strouse, second from left, accepts $25,000 for his business plan from Jill Edwards of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, left; Shannon Tyson-Gallagher of the LHU Small Business Development Center, second from right; and Lock Haven University President Keith Miller, far right.