After 70 years as a family business, Kercher Enterprises is pleased to announce new ownership as of April, 2016. Curt Snyder purchased Kercher Industries ( and the Lancaster Products ( brand of high shear mixers. Additionally, he assumes the role of President and CEO. Previous owner, Ed Kercher will remain on staff to share the wealth of knowledge he accumulated since his family started the business in 1946. Current and future customers can expect the same great service and dedication to excellence that has become a trademark of Kercher Industries and Lancaster Products.

curt-snyder-lancaster-productsCurt has served in numerous financial and operational roles over his 20 year professional career including as a management consultant for Accenture and successfully leading Mergers and Acquisitions for companies such as Triumph Group and QuEST Global Services. This experience provided Curt with a good eye for identifying healthy companies with growth potential and an understanding of how to best manage the transition. Kercher Enterprises perfectly fit his search criteria and fulfilled Curt’s goal of owning his own corporation. Says Snyder, “Kercher Enterprises stood out among the other manufacturing companies I looked into, because of the positive impact it has on its customers in delivering value and solutions. Customers come to us every day with new challenges that require our expertise and that keeps me and my employees excited to come to work every day.”

The Lancaster Products brand of high shear mixers and industrial material processing equipment was an attractive selling point in the decision to purchase the company. This extremely versatile niche product line spans across a wide variety of applications, but it is the increasing demand throughout industry to recycle residual by-products that accounts for significant growth potential. Curt plans to make additional investments in equipment, technology and people. Among these initiatives are a renewed focus on sales and marketing which includes the addition of a new lead Sales Engineer, additional sales reps, updated marketing collateral and a new website soon to be launched. “The Lancaster Products brand is a world-class product line, but what makes it special is our staff of knowledgeable engineering and manufacturing personnel. Customers often come to us with raw material and an idea for the final product, we go beyond providing them with the machinery to make this happen, we provide them a scalable solution that enhances their entire process.”

In addition to the Lancaster Products brand, Kercher Industries continues to provide precision CNC machining, engineering, and fabrication on a contract basis to the Central Pennsylvania region and beyond. This dedication to providing turnkey solutions to the manufacturing community combined with a renewed focus on sales and marketing positions Kercher Enterprises for future growth from existing and future markets.

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Press Release: Bradley Pulverizer Acquired By Lancaster Products Owner

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Curt Snyder 717-273-2111
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, January 17th, 2020 – Bradley Pulverizer is pleased to announce new ownership. Lancaster Products & Kercher Enterprises’ owner Curt Snyder acquired the assets of Bradley Pulverizer through an affiliate effective on January 14th, 2020. Bradley Pulverizer specializes in the design, manufacture, and supply of pulverizing systems for fine and semi-fine grinding of hard, friable, abrasive materials for various applications throughout the world.

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The Effect of Rotor Styles on High Shear Mixing

In addition to the rotating pan, all high shear mixers manufactured by Lancaster Products larger than a K3.5 have two independently motor driven mixing tools inside the pan which are responsible for proper mixing, pelletizing, and granulating of materials: the plow and the high speed rotor.  The plow continually sweeps the entire surface of the pan bottom to prevent material from accumulating on the bottom and enhances the overall mixing action.  However, the most important tool of all is the high-speed rotor, which rotates counter direction to the pan causing a shearing action inside of the mixing cavity.  This high-speed rotor not only agitates the mixture, but significantly influences the control of the entire process.  While there are just two main style of standard rotors, we can custom configure the rotor to optimize all mixing processes.

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