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Manufacturers Index - Ahnert Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Ahnert Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Bushkill, PA, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

Last Modified: Jun 11 2019 10:21AM by Jeff_Joslin
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In the post-WWII era the Ahnert Manufacturing Co., Inc. made a 14" bandsaw with a welded box-steel frame. The business was likely a spin-off from H.A. Ahnert & Sons Machine and Tool Company, a local machine shop. The machinery business seems to have been short-lived, perhaps because the Ahnert family found their real estate and resort businesses to be more lucrative. In any event the Ahnert Manufacturing Co. remains an active business, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State corporate registry database, but we do not find any other recent mentions of this company.

Information Sources

  • We learned of this maker from an owwm.org forum discussion.
  • A 1945 Report of War Plants and Services mentions H. A. Ahnert & Sons, Bushkill".
  • 1947 Industrial Directory of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania lists H. A. Ahnert & Son of E. Stroudsburg as a maker of "Unclassified Metal Products".
  • Pennsylvania directory of corporate registrations shows that "AHNERT MANUFACTURING CO INC" was registered on 1947-02-26 and, as of 2019, is still active.
  • 1960-10-01 The Morning Call (Allentown, PA) has an obituary for Henry A. Ahnert.
  • 2001-05-25 South Florida Sun-Sentinel has an obituary for Robert M. Ahnert. "With his brother, Harry A. Ahnert Jr, Robert was the founder and owner of numerous businesses involved in the resort industry throughout the Poconos ... as well as carrying on the family's original business, H.A. Ahnert & Sons Machine and Tool Company. Trading under the collective name '"Ahnert Enterprises" the companies were the largest privately held business organization in the Poconos employing more than 2,000 persons at the time of the sale of the companies to The Rank Organization of London, England in 1988." It seems likely that sale to Rank affected the resort properties; if the machinery busines still existed it presumably was not part of it.
  • 2001-06-15 Pocono Record obituary of Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. "While Bob Ahnert was the mechanic-type who liked to get his hands dirty, Harry was the well-spoken former English teacher who handled their correspondence and public relations."