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Page Background Edgewater Automation Edgewater Automation is a uniquely experienced designer and builder of custom automation equipment with four different locations in Michigan and South Carolina. Our innovative solutions address the challenges our customers face in today’s dynamic global manufacturing environment. The goal of Edgewater Automation is to provide quality equipment and elegant solutions that will help ensure the success of each customer. Vickers Engineering has partnered with Edgewater Automation to design and build custom test equipment for part validation, leak testing, and function testing. The Edgewater Manufacturing Division also supplies Vickers Engineering with capabilities including laser cutting and welding for fabricated parts.



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background, but knew he had

the capacity—with a business

partner—to buy, run, and grow

a small company.

“Our team has a pretty simple

recipe for success: listen to

the customer, and do what

you say you’re going to do. I’m

amazed that customers can’t

find machining partners that


the last 15 years,” he said.

“But one thing we knew we

would never change about

the company is one of its

strengths: its family culture.

How we treat customers and

our employees will never


Tyler does not come from

a machining or technical

Although Matt Tyler, current-

day CEO, is not part of the

original Vickers family, he

runs the human side of the

business in a way that reflects

its original family-owned


“Scott Gourlay and I bought

the company from the second

generation of Vickers over

Matt Tyler, President/CEO