CONTACT:          Kali Fencl                                                                           Earnest Machine Products

                           440-895-8400 x 116                                                      1250 Linda Street, Suite 301

                                                               Rocky River, OH 44116




ROCKY RIVER, OH—July 30, 2018–-Earnest Machine is pleased to announce the addition of four new employees in their corporate office in Cleveland.


  • Dianna Barnes joins Earnest Machine’s Sales Team. Her ability to quickly prioritize customers’ requests as well as educate them on products and services will help Earnest maintain its commitment to excellent customer relationships, as well as usher in new leads and contacts.


  • Jared Keipert joins Earnest’s Purchasing Team in the new role of Material Analyst/Buyer. In this role, Keipert will manage the relationship between Earnest and Plating suppliers while analyzing data to assist Earnest in product expansion, which includes the company’s recently introduced U.S. Domestic Finished Hex Nuts.


  • Jim Dowling joins Earnest’s Sales Team and brings over 10 years of experience to the company. His ability to resolve issues quickly and efficiently, along with his candor and enthusiasm to work with customers aligns with Earnest’s goal of creating the best customer experience possible.


  • Earnest Machine is also expanding the team in its Engineering and Manufacturing Facility. Landon Patten joins Earnest as part of an internship program with Lorain County JVS. Patten’s focus is shipping and receiving. He also operates CNC lathes and conducts quality checks and completes production record keeping.


“Whether it’s sales, purchasing, operations, or marketing, we’re always asking ‘how can we help you today,’” said Kirk Zehnder, CEO of Earnest Machine. “Our newest team members are ready to hit the ground running and we’re excited they share our values of putting the customer first and creating that Intentionally Better experience we strive for.”


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Earnest Machine was founded in 1948 and is a global importer, distributor, and manufacturer of large diameter and hard-to-find fasteners for the agriculture, construction equipment, heavy transportation, mining, structural construction and wind industries. Earnest maintains warehouses, sales offices, and manufacturing centers in Cleveland, OH, and Wolverhampton, England, as well as warehouses in Atlanta, GA, and Indianapolis, IN.



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