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Company History

In April of 2009, Cedarapids®, Simplicity®, Canica® and Jaques® were brought together to form a comprehensive crushing and screening product line called Terex® Minerals Processing Systems.

All four companies have a long, rich tradition of manufacturing high quality, reliable equipment. Today, as Terex® Minerals Processing Systems, we are proud to carry that tradition forward, offering new, cost-effective equipment our customers know they can depend on.


Over 250 Years of Serving the Industry

  • 1885   Jaques Founded
  • 1921   Simplicity Founded
  • 1923   Cedarapids Founded as Iowa Manufacturing Co.
  • 1974   Canica® Founded
  • 1997   Simplicity® and Canica® acquired by Terex® Corporation
  • 1999   Cedarapids acquired by Terex® Corporation
  • 2001   Jaques acquired by Terex® Corporation
  • 2001   Terex® Infrastructure Group Formed
  • 2003   Terex® Materials Processing & Mining Group Formed
  • 2009   Terex® Minerals Processing Systems Formed
  • 2021   Simplicity® Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary
  • 2023   Cedarapids® Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary
  • 2024   Canica® Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary
George Benke with the first Simplicity machine


Cedarapids Celebrates 100 years in 2023

In 1923, Cedarapids Inc. was founded in Cedarapids, IA with the idea to revolutionize the road-building industry with the first truly portable aggregate plant. Over the years the company’s portfolio has grown and revolutionized the Crushing & Screening Industry while remaining true to it’s roots as a leader in portable plant equipment.

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100 Years of Simplicity

We continue to build upon a foundation of experience spanning 100 years, while engineering the leading edge of vibratory products of the future.

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