Each year, AKS is proud to recognize our top dealers with four annual awards: Dealer of the Year, Most Improved Dealer, and two Outstanding Performance awards.

In 2021, we awarded three Outstanding Performance awards, as there was a tie. This year’s recipients are as follows:

2021 Dealer of the Year                        Demmler Machinery, Cuddy, PA

2021 Outstanding Performance         Hart Machine Tool, Tuscumbia, AL

2021 Outstanding Performance         Fahey Machinery, Lake Oswego, OR

2021 Outstanding Performance         C4 Industrial, Tulsa, OK

2021 Most Improved Dealer               Millennium Machinery, Rochester, NY

Each of these organizations have gone above and beyond in  another challenging year, proving themselves worthy of these acknowledgements.


Demmler Machinery, Inc., WINNER, 2021 Dealer of the Year

Demmler Machinery, Inc. is a distributor of metal fabrication equipment based in Cuddy, PA.  Founded in 1861, for over 160 years, Demmler has provided new and used manufacturing equipment to customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Delaware.

Demmler Machinery is owned by Gary Danley and Eric Trax and offers equipment sales and service for many brands including AKS Cutting Systems plasmas and waterjets, MC Machinery – Mitsubishi lasers and press brakes, Peddinghaus structural lines, TimeSavers, and Hyd-Mech saws. This is the third time Demmler has won the AKS Dealer of the Year award, previously in 2020 and 2018. Demmler has also previously won AKS annual Outstanding Performance awards.

Pictured: From left to right: Derek Allen, Demmler Machinery Salesman – Stan Pollack, AKS Regional Sales Manager – Dan Diamond, AKS Regional Sales Manager – Gary Danley, Demmler Machinery President – Jason Yarkosky, Demmler Machinery Salesman – Mike Burns, AKS Director of Sales & Marketing.  – Eric Trax, Demmler Machinery, Vice-President


Hart Machine Tool, WINNER, 2021 Outstanding Performance

Hart Machine Tool, Tuscumbia, AL, is a machinery and equipment dealer for the Southeast U.S. including Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia representing major fabricating brands like Trumpf 2D and 3D fiber lasers, Trumpf bending and forming, Trumpf punching, AKS Cutting Systems plasma and waterjet, Hyd-Mech saws, Scotchman ironworkers and saws, Faccin plate rolls and many more.

Hart has a 25-year history of serving satisfied customers in the South, with experienced sales, service and application support. They are a four-time consecutive award winner of the AKS Annual Outstanding Performance Award (2018-2021).

Pictured: From left to right: Mike Kroll, Hart Machine Tool, Regional Salesman – Keith Burnside, Hart Machine Tool, Regional Salesman – Patrick Jernigan, Hart Machine Tool, regional Salesman – Mike Burns, AKS Director of Sales & Marketing – Walt DeBiasi, AKS Regional Sales Manager – Tim Turner, Hart Machine Tool, Regional Salesman – Chris Yount, Hart Machine Tool – Stewart Waters, Hart Machine Tool, Regional Salesman – Joby Alexander, Hart Machine Tool, Regional Salesman


Fahey Machinery, WINNER, 2021 Outstanding Performance

Fahey Machinery Company, Inc., a new and pre-owned metal fabricating equipment and machine tool dealer based in Lake Oswego, OR. Founded more than 50 years ago, the third-generation family-owned business provides professional service, parts and tooling departments in addition to equipment sales.

Fahey has successfully supplied a territory spanning Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Hawaii.

Pictured: From left to right: Doug Banks, Fahey Sales Manager – TJ Hatfield, Fahey President – Landon Banks, Fahey Sales Representative.


C4 Industrial, Inc., WINNER, 2021, Outstanding Performance

C4 Industrial Incorporated is a second-generation family-owned business founded in 1972 by Fred Raschen. Known for always putting customers first, C4 employs more than 70 people with warehouse locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Houston. Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, their territory spans the south central United States, including Oklahoma and Texas.

C4 supplies industrial equipment for manufacturers and heavy industry, including metal working, construction, fabricators and more. Their inventory includes waterjet and plasma machines.

Pictured: From left to right: Jon White, C4 No. 1 Salesman – Mike Burns, AKS Director of Sales & Marketing – Ed Raschen, C4 President


Millennium Machinery, WINNER, 2021, Most Improved Dealer

Starting as a machine cleaning business in the 1990s, Millennium Machinery has grown into a highly successful machine tool distributor representing brands including AKS, Mitsubishi, System 3R, Ebbco, and more. They specialize in EDM machines but has grown to include high-quality laser, press brake, sinker, waterjet, milling and grinding machines. In addition, they offer customers service, training, parts and consumables.

Millennium’s territory spans parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Pictured: From left to right: Dan Diamond, AKS Regional Sales Manager – Frank Maehr, Millennium Machinery President – Mike Burns, AKS Director of Sales & Marketing