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HE&M Saw founder passes

HE&M Saw announced its founder, Gerald R. Harris, passed away on February 2, 2021, at the age of 89. Harris was born in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1931 before moving to California in 1944. He started what would become Harris Engineering & Manufacturing (HE&M Saw) in his garage in Livermore, Calif., in 1964 by making feed tables for bandsaws. Harris revolutionized early industrial bandsaws through his many patents and inventions. The Harris family moved to Pryor, Okla., in 1976 and began building the business into the company it is today.