News Archive



2011 & prior dates

17 September 2012

Advanced Composites Sector

Old Tacoma company now building plastics equipment

Globe Machine Manufacturing Co., which has been in business since 1917, is now designing and building carbon composite forming presses in a 140,000-square-foot factory on the Tacoma, Wash., tideflats… Read More



12 September 2012

Advanced Composites Sector

Seven custom presses shipped for game-changing CFRP Plant

The first plant in the world to produce carbon fiber parts in a speedy new mass-production process will be "fully functional" in January… Read More



Autumn 2012

Building Products Sector

Globe in running for Supplier of the Year

Engineered Wood Journal

Supplier awards are based on quality and delivery of EWTA member products, equipment and services supplied to APA members.  APA mill managers receive ballots and vote for the suppliers they feel best meet the criteria.  Globe Machine Manufacturing Company was among the suppliers receiving votes…Read More



5 August 2012

Advanced Composites Sector

Finding a niche in aerospace: Local businesses offering alternatives for production, supplies

The News Tribune

Globe’s “Rapid Cure” technology has the potential to dramatically cut the time and expense of creating composite parts for aircraft… Read More



21 June 2012

Advanced Composites Sector

Globe announces shipment of their Rapid Cure System (patents pending)

Company news

Globe Machine Manufacturing Company (Tacoma, WA, USA), a manufacturer supplying equipment and automation solutions to the composites industry, announced on June 21 the shipment of their Rapid Cure System (patents pending) for thermoset carbon fiber composite automotive parts with a Class A surface finish… Read More


January 2012

Building Products Sector

Globe Machine sales off to a good start in 2012

Press release

Globe Machine Manufacturing has recently secured orders for plywood finishing systems, one in North America and the other to South America. The new line for North America features fully automated setworks for the complete line allowing the customer minimum time lost when changing products. The net result is almost one additional shift of production per week...Read More

September 2011

Building Products Sector

Globe announces panel repair system

Panel World

Globe Machine Manufacturing, a recognized leader in engineered wood products handling, has developed an Automated Poly Repair Line for the plywood industry...Read More



1 August 2011

Advanced Composites Sector

Plasan demos rapid-cure composites manufacturing for automotive


Working with partners Globe Machine Manufacturing and Weber Manufacturing, Plasan has developed a 17-minute, non-autoclave manufacturing process for the production of carbon fiber composite structures with Class A surfaces for automotive applications… Read More


25 May 2011

Building Products Sector

Globe, Momentive, Firefly, Pallmann, Wechsler, Teco, Lead Off PELICE 2012 Sponsorship


Scheuch, Inc., Globe Machine Manufacturing, Momentive Specialty Chemicals and Firefly AB have stepped up to the plate as early Silver Sponsors of the Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), to be held March 1-2, 2012 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA… Read More


14 October 2011

Advanced Composites Sector

Wood fiber to carbon fiber, Globe Machine aims to keep its edge

Puget Sound Business Journal

Tacoma-based Globe Machine Mfg. Co., known worldwide as a builder of machines that make plywood and wood paneling, is erecting a new kind of machine designed to pump out composite panels faster and cheaper than previously possible… Read More


13 June 2008

Building Products Sector

Complete works for US machine manufacturer

Wood-based Panels International

It is no secret that the US forest industry, chilled by a housing slump, is far from booming at present. Consequently staff in machine manufacturers served by the industry must use some imagination to keep their businesses on the move… 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

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



12 June 2013

Building Products Sector

PELICE 2014 Starts Off Hot With Baker's Dozen Sponsors

Organizers of the 2014 Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) announce that 13 companies have already stepped up as exhibitor sponsors for the event to be held March 20-21, 2014 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  Globe Machine….Read More



18 July 2013

Advanced Composites Sector

Toray Buys Stake in Plasan Carbon Composites

Plastics News

Toray Industries Inc. has taken a minority stake in auto carbon fiber supplier Plasan Carbon Composites Inc. in a move underlining the potential growth for carbon fiber parts...Read More



May 2013

Building Products Sector

Globe to showcase scanning at Ligna 2013

Press Release

While presenting all of Globe’s

finishing line technologies for the panel and engineered wood products industry, this year Globe will showcase their developments in scanning for a broad spectrum of panel applications...Read More



1 April 2013

Advanced Composites Sector

JEC 2103 at First Blush

Composites Technology

High-speed/large-volume production of composite chassis members and body panels...a fad? Market forces say otherwise...  Read More



1 March 2013

Advanced Composites Sector

Faster Cycle, Better Surface: OUT OF THE AUTOCLAVE

High Perfomance Composites

With the arrival of its 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, GM became the world's first automaker to use Class A CFRP body panels molded by... Read More



21 Jan 2013

Advanced Composites Sector

Globe machinery used to rapidly fashion Corvette Stingray parts

Composites World Blog

The 2014 Stingray's CFRP hood and roof, manufacturing in Plasan Carbon Composites' plant in Walker, Mich., are built using a high-speed thermoset molding process co-developed with Globe Machine Manufacturing... Read More

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