Saw was founded in January, 1966 by Gerald R. Harris in
Livermore, California. Having worked his way
through engineering school and tool instrument training, he
gained a first hand knowledge of a variety of machinery during
the post World War II industrial boom. He also
began building customized machinery for acquaintances,
building a reputation and a following at the same time. One
project led to another and he finally moved out of his garage
and set up shop in an 1,100 square foot facility in Hayward,
California. He had 3 employees and himself. That
was the beginning of HE&M Saw. In 1976, he
wanted a more centrally located facility and access to a
skilled labor force. He moved the company to Mid
America Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma.
In Mid-2005, Doug Harris became the President
and CEO of HE&M Saw. Doug is
upgrading with the latest technology and manufacturing methods to ensure
that HE&M Saw remains competitive in the market and continues to provide a
high quality band saw to our customers.
Today there are 220
employees in more than 250,000 square feet of space. Now,
HE&M SAW manufactures over 72 different models of
production band saws for the metalworking industry including
Vertical, Horizontal, Plate and Double Column saws with
capacities ranging from 12" x 12" to 80" x 80".
Material handling tables and other time
saving features are available as options. HE&M
Saw is American designed, engineered and manufactured.
With band saws in operation not only all over the
USA but in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim,
HE&M Saw continues to lead the new saw technology.
With innovations like the Blade Enhancer, Cut Watcher,
multi-guide arms saws, and computer controlled saws, HE&M
Saw is revolutionizing the band sawing industry with more
patented innovations than any other band saw manufacturer.
From the original patent on bar feed systems to the
remarkable technological advances HE&M Saw is making
today, HE&M has continually proven to be a leader, not a
follower, in the industry.
new customers, HE&M Saw says look at our old saws, then
try to buy a used one. It
won’t be easy because there are not many for sale.
Most of our old saws are still in operation at their
original installations and doing a great job.
Our old saws are the best reason to look at the new
"To provide our
customers with the highest quality band saws featuring
engineering, unparalleled performance and
superior technical support."