October 15, 2013
Lovejoy and VibrAlign Announce Strategic Alliance
Lovejoy, Inc. and VibrAlign, Inc. are pleased to announce a strategic alliance to better serve the customers and partners of both companies. Lovejoy and VibrAlign will work together to create improved educational opportunities for users of couplings and shaft alignment tools.
As described by David Zdrojewski, CEO of VibrAlign, “Elliot Wilson from Lovejoy approached me a couple of months ago to discuss sharing knowledge and resources. As the conversation evolved we realized there was the basis for a greater strategic partnership between two companies that share a lot of the same customer-oriented and family values.”
Founded in 1900, Lovejoy holds an international reputation as the leading company specializing in flexible coupling design and development. VibrAlign was founded in 1983 and today is one of the leaders in shaft alignment in the United States.
“It’s more important than ever to be engaged and provide knowledge and support to industry,” said Elliot Wilson, Director of Product Education at Lovejoy. “We decided the best way we could do that is partner with a company like VibrAlign that shares our philosophy and cultural values.”
Areas of cooperation between Lovejoy and VibrAlign include sharing their respective knowledge and expertise to enhance both organization’s communications and training efforts. For example, VibrAlign and Lovejoy will share educational content between their resource websites, www.couplings.com and the Alignment Resource Center at www.shaftalignment.net.
Another joint effort will be a new and improved “Realigning America Tour” with seminars to be held in seven cities across the United States. The seminars will feature content on coupling and alignment issues to help maintenance professionals solve their alignment and coupling issues.
Since entering the power transmission marketplace with its signature jaw coupling in 1927, Lovejoy has grown into a globally recognized full-line supplier of premium flexible shaft coupling solutions. As a 4th generation US family-owned manufacturing company, Lovejoy takes particular pride in providing real-time local support for its loyal US customer base. Lovejoy products are engineered, supported, and manufactured out Downers Grove, Illinois and South Haven, Michigan…. and widely available through the nation’s finest power transmission distributors.