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Participating Companies

Featured Illinois Manufacturer:
E.H. Wachs
About Company   Lincolnshire, IL

E.H. Wachs


Since 1883 E.H. Wachs has manufactured the world's finest line of portable pip machining tools, valve exercisers and related equipment. Specially designed with the field machinist in mind, our industrial products are used for on site cutting, squaring, beveling and facing pipe, tube and vessels of all sizes and wall thicknesses, under all conditions and environments. E.H. Wachs is ISO 9001 certified.


Top products: Wachs line of portable, pipe machining tools include O.D. mounted split frame pipe cutters and weld prep machines, I.D. mounted pipe bevelers and flange facers, the industry standard Trav-L-Cutter and Guillotine pipe saws, and handheld powered valve turners/exercisers.


Special Capabilities: National and International Sales, Service and Rental Centers, standard and custom tooling, standard product modifications, complete customized machining solutions.


Machine Tools

Contact Information:

Mark Leska



From earth moving equipment to automobiles; medical devices to consumer products, Illinois is home to 20,000 manufacturers employing nearly 600,000 people. 

IMEC, along with our strategic partners, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and other friends of manufacturing, have launched this on-line resource to showcase the diversity of products made here and celebrate the companies that manufacture them. In towns from Chicago to Carbondale, manufacturing is the engine that powers the Illinois economy.