7601 Nita Pl. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
For years, washdown duty indicated a relatively standard product with the addition of some epoxy paint and perhaps improved shaft seals. While demonstrating a marked improvement over the standard industrial product, it fell short of the requirement for GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) as practiced in the pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. In early 1988, while manager of a R&D engineering group with a Biologics company, our company founder and chief engineer realized that “somebody should be making a stainless steel motors for this industry”.
Stainless Motors, Inc. was therefore incorporated in 1988 to specifically address the lack of suitable stainless steel, sanitary, washdown tolerant power transmission equipment available to the processing industries. Operating from an austere 2000 sq. ft leased industrial unit, with machinery purchased at auction, initial products were limited to stainless steel electric motors from ½ HP to 20 HP. Demand and subsequent growth was immediate and the company soon introduced several models of stainless steel gearmotors and reducers. Centrifugal pump adapters, flexible couplings and portable pump carts followed over the next several years.
In 2003, after four plant expansions with no further room to grow, we began the search for a new location. The decision was made to leave the Los Angeles area and head 800 miles east to build a brand new building in a developing industrial park near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The move to the new facility was accomplished in 2004.
This facility is nearly three times the size of the former location, with plenty of land to more than double yet again. We have modern late-model CNC machine tools and excellent conventional machinery as well. Manufacturing philosophy has always been to do as much in-house as possible, and we are now producing all of our planetary gear sets in our well-equipped gear department.
With over 1000 standard electric motor models, gearmotors, centrifugal pump adapters, flexible couplings, and portable pump systems, Stainless Motors, Inc. is by far the most knowledgeable, most experienced and most capable manufacturer of stainless steel sanitary power transmission equipment.
So when you or your customers request stainless motors – be sure they know you mean Stainless Motors, Inc. There is no substitute for our design innovation and stainless performance. Proudly made in the USA.