The Venango Advantage: An Exclusive Platen Manufacturer in Pennsylvania

Venango Machine Company is the world’s largest and oldest exclusive platen manufacturer. Since 1954, we’ve developed cutting-edge technology that has set the stage for critical advancements in the rubber, laminating, composite, plywood, and particleboard industries. With more than 35,000 square feet of manufacturing space, state-of-the-art computer-aided design capabilities, and a dedicated engineering and support team, our versatile production capabilities allow us to cater to your specific requirements and individual processing needs. Venango Machine continues to redefine the platen manufacturing industry.

Whether you require platens only, electrically heated platens for the aerospace industry complete with control panels, or assistance in selecting, sizing, and purchasing heat transfer systems and steam generators, Venango Machine does it all. In fact, we’ve invested in specialized machinery and equipment to ensure our platens remain on the leading edge of product design and development:

  • 6-Axis Gun Drill Machining Center
  • High-Speed Twin Spindle BTA
  • Gun Drills with Vertical Travel and Digital Readout
  • Large Blanchard and Precision Horizontal Surface Grinders
  • CNC Horizontal Boring Mills
  • Planer Mills (side and rail heads)
  • Wire Feed and Stick Electrode Welders
  • Hydrostatic Testing Facilities
  • Trucks and Handling Facilities

A Contract Manufacturer Near Erie, PA | Platens for the Rubber Industry & Beyond

Venango is a machining company that specializes in the design and engineering of heated platens, hydraulic press platens, and compression molding platens used in the rubber, plywood, automotive, composite, and chemical industries, among others. We manufacture all varieties of platens, including steam, hot oil, electrically heated (cartridge and strip), high temperature, and a number of combinations of heating/cooling platens for hydraulic press and compression molding applications. Our platens accommodate round, square, or rectangle designs for virtually any application, and we have the technical expertise and experience to design new platens or manufacture platens to your current OEM specifications, regardless of press size or type.

Venango Machine Company is also a key contract manufacturer supporting the metalworking industry throughout Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Western New York, and beyond. These services include various degrees of machining, from rough Blanchard grinding to extremely close tolerance surface work, gun drilling, and a wide range of milling, slotting, and boring operations.

Give us a call to see what we can do for you at 1.800.VENANGO.

custom engineering
custom engineering

Custom Engineering is the largest company of Custom Group Industries. A fully integrated, ISO 9001: 2015 certified contract manufacturing and machining company, Custom Engineering specializes in large scale contract metal fabrications up to 160,000 lbs. Custom Engineering leads the way in the manufacturing of pressure vessels, hydraulic presses, heating and cooling platens, and much more. Our state-of-the- art facility located in Erie, PA, has over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space and is ideally suited for prototype projects, large industrial fixture tooling, and to produce both short and long production run machined components. Custom is a leading supplier of heavy fabrication, machining, and assembly of large weldments to a wide variety of world-class companies across various industries.

lamjen precision machining
lamjen precision machining

Since 1968, LAMJEN Precision Machining has been a leading CNC machining manufacturer concentrating in the manufacturing of specialty machined components used in a variety of industries including oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, food, pharmaceutical, and many more. LAMJEN harnesses state-of-the-art CNC machining equipment and extensive experience in precision machining of stainless steel, alloy steel, carbon steel, aluminum, titanium, bronze, and much more with capabilities ranging from CNC milling, turning, boring, drilling, grinding, and more. Our skilled craftsmen and expertise allows us to provide innovative, affordable solutions for structural prototypes and custom design elements manufactured to exact requirements.


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