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PRESS RELEASES

Central McGowan Doubles Its CO2 Solutions Business with Acquisition of Jasons Beverage Company in St. Paul

November 6, 2019

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – (November 6, 2019) – Central McGowan (www.centralmcgowan.com), a leading supplier of gases and state-of-the-art equipment/technology for the manufacturing, welding, medical, and food and beverage industries in the upper Midwest and an automation/robotic solution integrator, has acquired St. Paul, MN-based Jasons Beverage Carbonation Company. This more than doubles the company’s CO2 Solutions…

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Central McGowan is at ATX Minneapolis 2019 – BOOTH #915 – Along with MAXX the Robot

October 23, 2019

St. Cloud, MN (October 23, 2019) – Central McGowan, a FANUC-authorized integrator that seamlessly incorporates custom robotic solutions and technologies, and a leading local supplier of gases and state-of-the-art equipment/technology for the manufacturing, welding, medical, and food and beverage industries, will showcase its automation and robotics growth and capabilities at ATX Minneapolis 2018/Automation & Technology…

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Central McGowan Adds New VP & GM for Its Growing Automation & Robotics Business

October 23, 2019

St. Cloud, MN (October 23, 2019) – Central McGowan (www.centralmcgowan.com), a FANUC-authorized integrator that seamlessly incorporates custom robotic solutions and technologies, and a leading local supplier of gases and state-of-the-art equipment/technology for the manufacturing, welding, medical, and food and beverage industries, is pleased to announce that Pete Rogers has joined its growing Automation Division. Rogers…

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Central McGowan Launches New ColdZERO™ Dry Ice

October 8, 2018

St. Cloud, MN (October 8, 2018) – Central McGowan, a trusted supplier of gases and state-of-the-art equipment/technology for the manufacturing, welding, medical, and food and beverage industries in the upper Midwest, announced its expansion into the solid carbon dioxide (CO2) or dry ice business with its launch of ColdZERO™—a line of professional grade, locally made…

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IN THE NEWS - PRESS COVERAGE

Joe Francis & Central McGowan Honored with Innovator Award from GSDC

March 20, 2020

The GSDC (Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation) Innovation Awards, or I-Awards, recognize St. Cloud area for-profit and non-profit entities employing innovation to solve problems and create opportunities.  Central McGowan received the for-profit established company award for their process of combining robotics with fixed automation to create systems that meet the unique needs of each manufacturing…

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Joe Francis Named 2019 Emerging Leader Award Recipient by MSPBJ

March 20, 2020

Joe Francis, CEO/President of Central McGowan, was named the 2019 Emerging Leader at Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s second annual Business of Manufacturing Awards at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis held in November 2019.  The awards recognize industry leaders for innovation, sustainability, training and corporate growth.

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MAXX the Robot & Central McGowan Make the News at ATX 2019

October 24, 2019

Did you see our 8-foot tall mascot, Maxx the Robot featured on the KSTP news? If you missed it, check out their coverage of the latest medical technology being displayed at the Minneapolis Convention Center for ATX 2019.  Watch the video at: https://kstp.com/news/exhibitors-show-off-latest-medical-technology-at-minneapolis-convention-center-october-24-2019-/5533726/?cat=1&fbclid=IwAR33E_hMlA6lW69wf1zW2fE2VXtI9dbykwA-paHKLWWvfvOu3vZEKvz25_E

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Central McGowan Joins the 3M System Integrator Network

April 6, 2019

In March 2019, Central McGowan joined the 3M robotic system integrator network as a SELECT provider.  In partnership with 3M, we can help automate a grinding, polishing or finishing process by supporting the design and implementation of robotic solutions for an application or operation. Applications include Cutting, Deburring, Finishing, Grinding, Machine Tending, Material Handling, Welding,…

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Central McGowan Named 2018 Manufacturer of the Year by CMMA

March 6, 2019

The Central Minnesota Manufacturing Association recognized Central McGowan as CMMA 2018 Manufacturer of the Year! Pictured (L to R) are CMMA President Les Engel and Jon Newberg, Abrasive Specialist for Central McGowan.

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Central McGowan Named Minnesota VEX Partner of the Year

March 6, 2019

On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, 2019, VEX Robotics, along with St. Cloud Technical & Community College, hosted the 2019 State Championship at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, MN.  More than 350 VEX Robotics teams in Minnesota compete in 36 events throughout the state to earn an invite to the State Championship.…

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CEO and President, Joe Francis, Receives “5 Under 40” Award

March 6, 2019

On January 15, Joe Francis received a 5 under 40 Award from Times Media.  Each year, the program recognizes the next generation of business leaders in Central Minnesota.  Joe is the youngest of the five local business leaders being recognized for the impact they’re making in both their career and community–more specifically, for their demonstrated…

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EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

ATX 2019 Minneapolis – Automation & Technology Show – October 23-24

Central McGowan is at ATX 2019 Minneapolis!  Come see us and MAXX the Robot at Booth #915!  Learn more about the show here.

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