Gear Manufacturing Machines:
Gleason Gear Generators
Gleason Bevel Generators
Chamfering Machines
Cutter Sharpeners
Gear Testers
Straight/Spiral Generators
Gleason Cutter Bodies
Gleason Gages
Gleason Lapping Machines
Gleason Parts/Accessories
Gleason Testers & Gages
Herringbone Generators
Hobbers/Hobbing Machines
Hob Sharpeners
Honing Machines
Lapping Machines
Machine Accessories
Machine Parts
Quenching Presses
Shaping Machines
Shaving Machines
Spline Machines
Testing Machines
Testing Machines, Gleason
Thread Mills
Other Machine Tools

Change Gears
Cutter Bodies
Dresser Arms
Gleason Cams
Gleason Coniflex Blades
Gleason Tool Holders
Gleason Dresser Arms
Gleason Index Plates
Gleason Variable Stop Drums
Maag Rack Type Cutter Blades
Hob Arbors
Hypoid Cutter Bodies
Index Plates
Shaper Guides
Sharpening Arbors
Tailstock Sets
Variable Stop Drums
Wheel Mounts

Other Machine Tools:
Mills--Keyway & Rack
Mills--Thread, Worm & Flute
Tables & Floorplates

Who We Are

Richard Goldstein, President and Owner

Richard Goldstein studied engineering and business administration at the University of Michigan, and in 1969 he earned his master's degree in business administration at the University of Chicago. After graduation, he became a commercial loan officer at the American National Bank of Chicago (now JPMorgan Chase), where he was responsible for major real estate, finance and manufacturing firms. In 1974, he joined Cadillac. He quickly expanded the worldwide trading activities of the company. Along with his father, he founded Industrial Plants (UK) Corp. Ltd., a major industrial auctioneering company in Europe, and became an owner of Cadillac. In 1985 he co-founded and co-owned of Randall Publishing, Inc., the former publisher of Gear Technology, the Journal of Gear Manufacturing, and Power Transmission Engineering. In 2009 he closed Cadillac Machinery, and founded Machinery Trading LLC™ to carry on the family tradition in the used machinery business.

He also continues the family tradition of service to the industry, having been elected as an officer of the the MDNA in Chicago in 1986. In 1994, he became a member of the National Board of Directors of the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA), and continues an active role in that capacity today. In 2012 he was awarded MDNA's prestigious Earl Elman Distinguished Service Award, becoming the only member to have received this award in addition to the Darryl D. McEwen Leadership Award (received in 2000), and only the 9th member of the MDNA to receive two or more of the most prestigious awards in the 71 year history of the Association.


It was during the Great Depression that our mentor, Harold Goldstein, began his career in the surplus equipment business. Working for his father, Charlie, at Machinery & Electric Motors on Lake Street in Chicago, he learned that hard work and dedication to customer service earn loyal and repeat customers. His career was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army, and in 1950, he started Cadillac Machinery Co., Inc.

Harold Goldstein, Mentor

During the next 47 years, Cadillac became the most well known and respected dealer in gear manufacturing machinery and other machine tools, until he passed away in 1997. He began working in the machine tool industry in 1935, and enhanced his career by service to his industry and country. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and also worked with the Office of Price Administration, developing regulations for controlling prices and priorities for used machine tools. Later he was a key witness before the Senate Finance Committee, where he gave testimony regarding the investment tax credit laws pertaining to used machine tools. He was also one of the founders of the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA), and for ten years, he served as a member of its National Board of Directors. In 1967-1968 he served as its national president and was a recipient of the R. K. Vinson Award, which is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the used machinery industry.

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Machinery Trading™ LLC
P.O. Box 1102
Highland Park, IL 60035 USA
Telephone (847) 376-3932
Fax (847) 376-3933
Toll-free in U.S: (855) 437-6600

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Building 41 West Strategic Solutions
902 East Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048

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