About Us

Celebrating over 80 years in business, Columbia manufactures inline high speed, high-level, floor-level and robotic palletizers, load transfer stations, and systems integration.

Who We Are

Columbia Machine started out as a small machine shop in 1937 by an ambitious 23-year-old named Fred Neth, Sr. In the early 1960s, Columbia Machine hosted an open house and during a tour of the plant, the owner of Lucky Brewery in Vancouver saw a machine stacking concrete blocks on a pallet. Intrigued, he asked us if Columbia could apply the same principle to stacking cases of beer onto a pallet.

Columbia accepted the challenge, engineering and building the industry's first floor-level case palletizer. This innovative new machine was the start of a new manufacturing division at Columbia, the Palletizer Division. Today, continuing as a privately held company, still managed by the Neth family, Columbia continues to thrive with a focused customer first commitment and an aggressive research and product development program.

Industries Served

For over 50 years, the Palletizer Division at Columbia Machine has concentrated on serving the food, beverage, tissue towel, paper, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal hygiene, and chemical industries. Today, Columbia's client list includes many prestigious Fortune 100 companies who palletize everything from paper towels and laundry detergent to fruit juice, dog food and chicken.

Columbia manufactures inline high speed, high-level, floor-level and robotic palletizers, load transfer stations and systems integration. Columbia features flexible, upgradeable designs to speeds over 200 cases per minute. With over 4,000 palletizers in the industry, Columbia is considered to be the leading palletizer manufacturer in North America. All Columbia palletizers are built in the USA and backed by 24-hour customer support and parts service.

Located In The Pacific Northwest

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, our company headquarters are a great place to visit! Mountains, desert and ocean beaches are all just a few hours away, by car.

Office Location
Columbia Machine, Inc.
107 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA

Call us at:
+1 (360) 694-1501
+1 (800) 628-4065

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for Columbia Machine. We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees.
  • Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Vacation & Holiday Pay
  • Full Tuition Reimbursement

  • Part-time employee benefits differ.
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