Eastern Company (The) Company Profile
The Eastern Company manufactures and sells industrial hardware, security products, and metal products in the United States and internationally. The companys Industrial Hardware segment offers passenger restraint locks, slam and draw latches, dead bolt latches, compression latches, cam-type vehicular locks, hinges, tool box locks, light-weight sleeper boxes, school bus door closure hardware, and vents for Class 8 trucks. Its products are used in tractor-trailer trucks, moving vans, off-road construction and farming equipment, school buses, military vehicles, recreational boats, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, and fire and rescue vehicles. This segment also provides fasteners and other closure devices; and plastic injection moldings. The companys Security Products segment offers electronic and mechanical locking devices for computer, electronics, vending, and gaming industries. Its products also include timers, drop meters, coin chutes, money boxes, meter cases, smart cards, value transfer stations, smart card readers, card management software, access control units, oven door latches, oven door switches, and smoke eliminators. In addition, this segment provides coin acceptors and other coin security products for the commercial laundry markets; hardware and accessories for the appliance industry; and printed circuit boards and other electronic assemblies for industrial controls, medical, and military markets. The companys Metal Products segment offers expansion shells to support the roofs of underground mines; and specialty malleable and ductile iron castings. This segments products include mine roof support anchors, couplers for railroad braking systems, support anchoring for construction, and couplers/fittings for utility industries. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, route operators, and locksmiths, as well as directly to mines. The Eastern Company was founded in 1858 and is based in Naugatuck, Connecticut.