Machine Equipment Installation, Machine

Repair & Maintenance

Dufrene Machinery, Inc. is a proven leader in servicing manufacturing industries nationwide, specializing in the building and handling of production equipment. While we have made our reputation servicing the high speed corrugating industry, we have also completed projects in the refining and plastics industries.

Mike Dufrene began working in the corrugating industry in 1974. In 1987 he founded Dufrene Machinery and as the business grew, relocated to Ithaca, Michigan in 1989.

Dufrene Machinery began by doing repairs, retrofits, maintenance work and small-scale equipment moves for the corrugating industry, and has expanded its capabilities to include complete plant installations and relocations. Our highly mobile field crews have installed several complete corrugator lines and hundreds of flexo folder/gluer and diecutting lines throughout the United States and Canada. Our experienced work force has the capability and equipment to install, relocate and remove any equipment used in the corrugated industry.

Over the years we have also taken our equipment handling expertise to the refining and plastics industries. By specializing in equipment installations, we are confident that Dufrene Machinery has the experience and expertise to complete installation projects in any high speed manufacturing industry. Dufrene Machinery has outfitted several complete semi tractor/trailers carrying containers equipped with rigging equipment, forklifts and tools dedicated to field installations. In addition, we have the resources to procure cranes and other heavy lifting equipment to meet any customer project requirements. With our partner RAR Electric, Dufrene Machinery has the capability of taking any installation project from concept to completion - both mechanically and electrically.

In addition to field work, we fabricate and assemble various types of production machinery and have completed many major overhauls in our 50,000 square foot Ithaca manufacturing and warehousing facility. Dufrene Machinery, in conjunction with RAR Electric, has the resources available to manufacture and assemble any type of manufacturing machinery.

Some of our distinguished customers include Georgia Pacific, International Paper, Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, and Weyerhaeuser. We have also partnered on many turnkey installations for equipment OEM's such as BHS, Marquip, United Container Machinery and Ward.

The majority of our work is for repeat customers. When it comes to handling manufacturing equipment, large or small, Dufrene Machinery has the experience and resources to install, relocate or remove any machinery used in industry.