LLC, is a sales and engineering company located in Northeastern
Connecticut. Our sales division is in its 13th year of operation and
represents a diverse range of converting equipment, including all types
of slitters and winders, coating equipment, die cutters, flexible
packaging machinery, textile equipment and more. We sell machinery from
our own inventory, and we broker machinery owned by others.
Over the years we found our customers
required more than just an “as is, where is” purchasing option. They often
wanted upgrades, modifications, or other improvements made to
their used machinery. In 1999 we responded to these needs by establishing an
engineering group for rebuilding and consulting. Benick Machineworks now
provides a wide range of options for the used equipment buyer,
from simply having their machine cleaned and painted, to having it
completely rebuilt and with a warranty.
We also offer “turn
key” services. You can purchase a used machine from Benick and we can move it,
modify it, provide operator training, and install it in your facility. And
when it comes to our specialty, slitter rewinders, we offer a wide range
of parts and accessories.
At Benick, our unique blend of
sales, engineering and production experience allows us to better help our
customers choose the right machine for their job. Many times we will
request samples to be sent to us in order to make sure we are recommending
the right machine for your application.
Where did we gain
this experience? Our founder, Paul Morrisette, worked for Web Converting,
a large contract slitter for 12 years. He served in sales, working with
customers on the widest possible range of slitting needs, including paper,
film, metals and more. He was also the Manufacturing Manager for FilmX, a
converter producing polypropylene tear strip products, and providing
coating and laminating services. Prior to forming Benick Machineworks, he
was Vice President of Manufacturing for Pacon Inc., a contract converter.
Our rebuilding team
is led by Nuclear Navy trained electrician David Durning who has a long history in the converting industry. David has run slitters, and
served as the maintenance manager for Web Converting. He was also the
Plant Manager of Pacon Inc.. As the Vice President of Manufacturing at
Benick Machineworks, David has overseen the refurbishing of over 100
machines. While we can rebuild virtually any converting equipment, our
special expertise is slitting and winding. Under David's expert
supervision we have have given new
life to Goebles, Stanfords, Langstons, Jagenbergs,
Dusenberys, and more. From 12” doctor machines to 138” two
drum winders we can do it all.
Benick's sales team is headed by Mike
Pakonis. Mike joined Dusenbery Worldwide in 1978 spending his first ten
years as a Service Engineer. In 1988 he joined the Dusenbery sales team
where he worked until 2008 earning "Salesman of the Year" honors six years
running. His hands-on experiences as a Service Engineer makes him well
qualified to address slitting applications on virtually any type of
slitter we deal with at Benick. AS our new V.P. of Sales Mike is a wonderful
addition to our team and is ready to help you choose the right slitter for
Group is headed by Bill Burke, who has an extensive background in the
Plastic Film Extrusion and Converting Industry. A graduate of Georgia
State University, Bill gained his first exposure in plastics as an
employee of Dixie Bag Company in College Park, GA. in the mid 1980's.
Through the years he has gained experience selling a wide variety of
plastic and printing machinery including extruders, bag machines,
Recently, Benick has added a Replacement Parts Division
and Custom Converting Accessories Division headed by Marc Maddocks. Marc is our home grown technician. He learned our business on our production floor and has participated in refurbishing hundreds of machines. This makes him the perfect guy for our Parts and Accessories Department manger, overseeing our effort to sell a wide ranging parts and accessories for slitters.
In 2010 we purchased a machine shop from one of our vendors, Glenn Dumas. Glenn came to work for us as well, so now we do most of our machining, for rebuilding, as well as many of our parts and accessories, in our own facility.
Mike Maddox is our production Manager and our CAD designer. Like his brother Marc Mike came right out of high school and has grown up in our company. His cad work is essential and first rate and he keeps the shop going.
Whether you need to
purchase used equipment, sell it, or rebuild it, Benick Machineworks LLC
is here to provide you with our expertise and commitment to quality
service. Contact us today.