This profile and subsequent chart are intended to provide a high level overview of press providers. The intent is to educate users of all type of presses on the options you have when selecting your next, stamping, forming, mechanical, hydraulic or forge press.
CLEARING / NIAGARA / BLISS / CNB PRESSES: were all separate major press builders in NA for many decades. Bliss was taken over by Gulf & Western and after a number of years was closed. Clearing was closed due to the onslaught of foreign competitors. Niagara was purchased by a former Verson employee who then formed CNB / Clearing Niagara Bliss after acquiring the assets of Clearing & Bliss. As shown above (Seyi) CNB management was on an industry disruptive downward spiral and hoped to join in the rewards of Sutherland success with over 700 press lines sold by Sutherland. The end result for CNB was bankruptcy. Currently the assets are owned by what is now called BCN / Bliss-Clearing Niagara which is now owned by Schuler Presses. No new presses are being built at this time by, Bliss, Clearing or Niagara.
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