Romanoff Industries was founded in 1979 by Jack Romanoff, Jr. after Jack’s successful motor repair company, REMS (Romanoff Electric Motor Service), was sold to Siemens Corporation. At the time of the sale, Rems Corporation has 14 facilities, in 12 cities, with over 400 employees. Rems Corporation provided motor repair services, coil manufacturing, and surplus/reconditioned equipment throughout Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

Romanoff Industries was initially founded to provide reasonably priced, used, and surplus electric motors to the electric motor repair industry. The company started in a 5,000 SF warehouse with Jack’s 16-year-old son, Jay as the first warehouse manager.

In 1990, Jay Romanoff became the President and sole shareholder of Romanoff Industries.

Romanoff Industries caters to the motor repair industry and clients directly. We have over 150,000 sq. ft. of storage in Toledo, OH, and warehouse inventory in Las Vegas, NV, and Baton Rouge, LA.

To become one of the most trusted resources in the electric motor industry, Romanoff Industries realized many years ago that we needed to be different. Simply being like the rest of our competitors would not provide our customers with the electric motor solutions they needed at a fair and competitive price.

So, how do we do it? It’s simple:


Standards above the rest

In an industry where no official electric motor reconditioning standards exist, we have implemented our own stringent set of certification standards that ensure that all the electric motors and products we sell are dependable and of the highest quality.

We carry one of the largest inventories of used/surplus electric motors in North America.

With three locations across the United States, we’re closer to our customers so that we can serve them more quickly and efficiently than dealers with a single site.

We have warranty policies that are both thorough and comprehensive.


A “No Surprises” approach

Buying used or reconditioned electric motors can be risky. Surplus electric motors come from all kinds of sources and for a variety of reasons. Since there are no industry standards to ensure buyers always get the most dependable electric motors, Romanoff Industries has developed a testing protocol to guarantee we do not put defective electric motors back on the market.

At Romanoff Industries, we have processes in place to protect you from surprises. If we find defects while inspecting an electric motor, or if an electric motor does not have its original manufacturer’s nameplate, we will let you know immediately and before shipment.

Finally, suppose the only way to solve your problem is by modifying or re-designing an electric motor. In that case, we will let you know what your options are upfront and what we can do to provide you with the right electric motor solution. Remember, we’re committed to no surprises for our customers.


Location, location, location

With three locations across the United States, Romanoff Industries can get our electric motors to our customers anywhere in the country. Best of all, we’ll get it there sooner than most electric motor dealers and for a lower shipping cost.

Only used/surplus electric motor dealer with inventory stored in several different locations. Having many locations across the country allows us to get electric motors to our customers promptly and save them money on shipping.


Over 50 years of experience

We take great pride in the customers we have been able to help over the years. These companies represent the best-of-class in their industries and include:

  • Appleton Paper
  • BP Amoco
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Dow Chemical
  • Fibercorr Mills
  • Eastman Kodak
  • General Electric
  • Georgia Pacific
  • International Paper
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Sealed Air
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Worthington Steel