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In Memoriam

Carl H. Minton, P.E.
1924 - 2000

Carl Minton, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of A•D•S Machinery Corp. passed away at his home February 14, 2000.   Services were held Friday the 18th at Lordstown Lutheran Church. Mr. Minton, Carl, to everyone who worked at , was a 1942 graduate of Lordstown High; he attended San Francisco College and graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering degree.  He was registered as a Professional Engineer in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and returned to this area after his discharge.  He married Audrey Morrow on June 4, 1954 and started Machinery in 1956. Audrey worked with Carl in building the company for over 40 years.  Their son Dale has served , as President of since 1998.  Daughter Randie is a resident of Columbus, daughter Pamela Minton Schofer is a resident of Warren.

Carl was active with the community and the national metals industry throughout his life. He served on the Board of Advisors of several organizations including the U.S. Export Import Bank in Washington D.C. and the Northern Ohio District Export Council.  He was active with a number of engineering societies throughout the country and the National Association of Manufacturers.  He served on the Lordstown Village School Board for 12 years, with several terms as President.  In 1995 he was elected “Man of the Year” by the American Society for Metals.  Carl believed in education as an ongoing experience and was deeply involved in local vocational training and with the Kent State Trumbull Branch Campus.  He was known internationally for his knowledge of strip processing.  Carl enjoyed hunting and was an avid world traveler.  Carl spent much of his time in the shop, looking for new and better ways for us to be more efficient.  He always enjoyed talking with the people who do the work, and listening to their ideas.

He believed in hiring good people, explaining what’s needed and then getting out of the way.  Our reputation and success is a tribute to Carl’s vision, personal integrity and his commitment to doing things “the right way”.  His philosophy will continue to guide us.

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