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Williamsport, PA – October 8, 2021 - It is with great excitement that Hermance Machine Company announces their acquisition by Würth Baer Supply Company.  Hermance Machine Company dates back to 1875 under the name Rowley & Hermance.  In 1902 Albert Hermance opened the facility that the company remains in today.  After Albert Hermance, two generations of the Monks family owned the business until 1987 when Joseph Strouse became the owner.  Joe (as everyone has come to know him) has been dedicated to running the business and has been instrumental in its growth since the late 1980s.  Joe’s vision, hard work and dedication to his employees resulted in quite a success story.  After 30 plus years in business and as a way to take his success to the next level, Joe organized the sale of Hermance Machine Company to Würth Baer Supply Company in August 2021.  According to Joe: “Würth Baer Supply Company brings a backing to what we have built here and I am quite comfortable knowing that the business is in very good hands moving forward.”

Hermance maintains over 60,000 sq. ft. of space exclusively designed for the inventory, service and demonstration of industrial machinery.  We continue to offer an extremely competent staff including six highly experienced technicians and seven tenured outside sales representatives.  

Würth Baer Supply Company is solely focused on continuing and expanding the Hermance success story.  Würth has many valued machinery partners and growing each and every brand is a priority.  By combining Hermance, Akins Machinery (another machinery division at Würth Baer Supply) and Würth, an even greater customer value has emerged.  Würth Baer Supply Company is committed to preserving the core values associated with Hermance and their customers while adding the large Würth portfolio of products and knowhow.  We expect most of you will not notice many changes but rather the same friendly faces as always!  We look forward to working with you on all your needs!

Hermance Machine Company Contact:

Matt Strouse – General Manager


178 Campbell St.

Williamsport PA  17701

Office: (570) 326-9156

Fax: (570) 326-0131


Würth Baer Supply Company Contact:

Dan Janczewski - Marketing Director


909 Forest Edge Drive

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Mobile: (224) 244-2917

Office: (800) 944-2237 (extension: 4319)

Fax: (800) 791-5629