Globe Machine is a major contributor to process technology. We have been proud suppliers of machinery and systems to the wood production industry since 1917, and now supply to not only the wood products manufacturers, but to the  mineral bonded panel, pulp, paper and plastics industries in North America and International markets.  We are also Materials Handling equipment suppliers, focused on providing material handling solutions and systems to all industries.

Our Beautiful Location

Perfectly situated in the tidal flats industrial area in northern Tacoma, WA, USA, we are able to enjoy the wonders of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier while being within major road and shipping corridors.


Make sure to visit us when you are in the area!

As a local manufacturer and process equipment resource, Globe can provide custom equipment, on site support, and rapid response backed by our in-house systems design, mechanical and electrical engineering, fabrication, machining, assembly, control panel building (UL Listed), and field service team.



28 June 2014

Advanced Composites Sector

State Bets on Composites as Future of Manufacturing

The Seattle Times


(Gov.) Inslee hailed "the beginning of a structural revolution in a growing market" and declared the goal of creating here (in Washington) "a carbon-fiber industrial cluster."


Geoff Wood, an industry consultant to the state,  stated "to leverage that into a composite cluster, firms should develop leading-edge automation technologies that can be used in higher-volume sectors such as auto making."


Globe Machine, a family-run business founded in 1917 that employs about 170 people in Tacoma, is pioneering such technology... Read More


2 June 2014

Advanced Composites Sector

High Volume, In Autoclave

Composites World


Globe Machine Manufacturing Co. (Tacoma, Wash.) announced the launch of RapidClave®2, its second-generation technology that provides autoclave-processing capabilities in a machine that operates significantly faster than traditional autoclaves...  Read More


4 March 2014

Advanced Composites Sector

Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference Report

High Performance Composites

RapidClave® produces parts with Class A surfaces and has been a significant technology upgrade for the processor. “We’re moving from hours per part to parts per hour,” he (Gary Lownsdale of Plasan) quipped.  Read More



17 November 2013

Advanced Composites Sector

Nissan Rogue Tailgate Garners Top SPE Award

Plastics News

General Motors Co. of Detroit won the Process/Assembly/Enabling Technology category for the 2014 Corvette. The Corvette uses a new process, developed by Plasan Carbon Composites of Wixom, Mich., to produce carbon-fiber composites far more quickly than traditional autoclave manufacturing. The "pressure press technology" uses equipment supplied by Globe Machine Co. of Tacoma, Wash., material from Toray Industries Inc. of Tokyo and tooling from Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc. of Midland, Ontario. The technology can produce parts in 17 minutes — which is fast enough to be used on a car with high production volumes, unlike traditional processing...Read More



28 October 2013

Advanced Composites Sector

At Carbon Fiber 2013, Globe Machine Outlines its Process Potential for Aerospace

Composites World

Globe Machine Manufacturing Company, which worked with Plasan Carbon Composites to develop the new RapidClave thermoset cure technology, will be among the speakers at Carbon Fiber 2013 and will outline the process’ potential in aerospace applications…Read More



26 September 2013

Building Products Sector

Ligna Lifts Spirits

Wood-based Panels International

Globe Machine launched a new panel scanning system at Ligna, developed with its partner Camsensor, for plywood face grading, automation of panel repair and high-speed panel edge defect detection, as well as MDF face grading.  Read More


19 September 2013

Building Products Sector

Globe Machine to Exhibit at Info Fair 2013 (November 2-4)

Globe Machine will be participating in this year's Info Fair to be held in Huntington Beach, California. Sponsored by the Engineered Wood Technology Association, the Info Fair is a product and services exposition featuring equipment manufacturers, product suppliers and service providers. The exhibition will be open during the receptions Sunday and Monday, and Monday lunch. Visit with Globe Representatives in Stand 57.  For more information....Click Here



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