The Fate / International division originated in Plymouth, Ohio at the Fate Root Heath Company back in 1892. The Fate / International line of ceramic extrusion equipment includes small laboratory pugmills through large brick extruders. The product line also includes other process equipment like mixers, wadmills, clay cutters, conveyors etc.
Starkey Machinery Inc., a closely held corporation specializing in machinery and equipment for the ceramic industry, purchased the Fate / International Division of Ohio Industries of Bucyrus, Ohio in November of 2001.
Starkey Machinery Inc. continues to fully support the Fate/International line of equipment by manufacturing both new extruders and mixers/wadmills as well as parts for existing machinery.