For more than a century
Stephens-Adamson has been known for providing only the highest quality
components in the conveying industry. But we realize our customers expect
more from us. Stephens-Adamson's goal is to offer our customers more than
just the best products and service. We are striving to provide a level of
professionalism beyond our customers' expectations.
At Stephens-Adamson we learned
a long time ago that our customers need involvement, responsiveness,
credibility and follow-through. That is the reason why, no matter how
much we grow or how technically advanced we become, the main focus of
Stephens-Adamson continues to be on customer service.
brief history of Stephens-Adamson
- 2001 Introduced the new range of Century Series
Launched a new brochure featuring Stephens-Adamson's wide range of
idlers. S-A's 100th anniversary. Becomes a member of the Metso
Minerals family of companies.
- 2000 Introduced the Energy Saving Idler (ESI) and
Super Energy Saving Idler (Super ESI).
- 1999 Introduced the Belt Conductor Training
- 1998 Became a member of the Svedala Conveying
- 1997 Introduced the Return Roll Guard.
- 1994 Began marketing Polyethylene Sleeved Rolls.
- 1993 Introduced the "CEMA C" Sealed
Idler line to the American market.
- 1989 Svedala Industries acquires Stephens-Adamson
from Allis Chalmers.
- 1983 Introduced the Torque-Master Holdback line.
- 1976 Introduced the "Cema B" Sealed
- 1975 Introduced the 3000 Series Ball Bearing
Idler to the Canadian market.
- 1974 Bulk materials handling operations sold to
- 1972 Designed and patented the Synchro-Lube
- 1969 Stephens-Adamson was acquired by Borg
- 1962 Designed and patented the exclusive Curve
Crown Pulley. Shortly after, created the Squeeze-Lock Hub.
- 1960 Company was operating seven plants in the
United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Recognized as a market
leader in the marine market for self unloading bulk cargo vessels.
- 1958 Opened a manufacturing plant in Clarksdale,
Mississippi to produce idlers, pulleys, and hoods.
- 1953 Designed and patented the first spring-type
- 1950 Developed Speedwalk and Speedramp to make up
the world's first moving sidewalk for use in airports, sports
stadiums, shopping centers, and theme parks.
- 1938 Established the Sealmaster Bearing line.
- 1927 Opened a wholly-owned subsidiary in
Belleville, Ontario Canada.
- 1920 Opened a second plant in Los Angeles,
California to serve the western market.
- 1911 Introduced the first anti-friction belt
conveyor idler. Established Stephens-Adamson as a leader in the belt
- 1905 Added pulleys, clutches, plain bearings,
sprockets, wheels, and chains to the product line.
- 1901 Stephens-Adamson (S-A) was founded in
Aurora, Illinois (U.S.A.) by W. W. Stephens and F. G. Adamson to
manufacture belt conveyor elevators, screens, and power