About Us

Company History

E.W. Bliss played a supporting role in developing the U.S. manufacturing might of the 20th century as a leader in metal forming equipment and mass production of metal parts – from cans to automobile components.

Eliphalet Williams Bliss (1836-1903) built his first presses in 1857. After serving in the Civil War, he founded the E.W. Bliss Company in Brooklyn, NY. After many worldwide expansions and purchases, Bliss acquired the Consolidated Press Company in Hastings, Michigan, which to this day is the only remaining Bliss plant. Bliss helped to develop many innovations in press technology during the 20th century including two piece can production and link drive technology.

Today, BCN Technical Services holds extensive intellectual property in the form of millions of original press drawings that support machines operating in many of today’s factories. Built on a tradition of can-do attitude and applied technology, BCN Technical Services supports the ongoing performance of Bliss equipment in press shops and factories, in addition to other brands including the well-known reliable brands of Clearing and Niagara.

Major Products

C1  Series

One point gap frame press. Designed for general stamping, the C-type steel frame provides high accuracy and minimum deflection.

C2 Series

Two point gap frame press. Features two connections with a longer bed length for larger parts and multi station dies.

SC2 Series

Two point straight side press. A monoblock style press suitable for single and multi station dies.

Industries Served

  • OEM/Automotive
  • Tier Suppliers
  • Contract Stampers
  • Appliance
  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Recreational
  • Mining
  • Construction & Building Supplies
  • Forging
  • Medical
  • Electrical components
  • Aerospace


How We Compare

Unmatched combination of OEM design and manufacturing, proven world-class local components and local support through both our BCN Technical Services location, in Hastings, MI, and our dealership network around the country.

  • We are the original press manufacturer.
  • US sourced, best in class components.
  • Backed by 150 year old company with exceptional parts and service support.
  • Over $10 million in parts in inventory.

Look for these locally available brands on your Bliss press.

  • OMPI Clutch and Brake
  • Siemens Motors
  • Cieco press controls (other options available)
  • Ross Clutch Valve

Plus many other world class brands!


Our financing options enable customers to finance equipment for a specific period of time with manageable monthly payments.

Our objective is to form a relationship and work closely with you, as a trusted strategic partner, over the long term. We have partnered with Siemens Financial Services to help us provide both the financial solution you need to obtain the right equipment and technology and the expertise required to tailor and manage your finances effectively.

Download our financial services brochure here.

Showroom – Hastings, MI

Visit our showroom in the Hastings plant to see what we have to offer!

We’ve recently renovated a section of our Hastings, MI plant to provide visitors the opportunity to see the full line of Bliss presses up close. We also have sales personnel on hand to help best determine which press will fit your needs.

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Get a Quote!

Browse through our line of presses and customize one or more presses to receive a FREE  quote within 2 business days.