A. Lakin & Sons salvaged used car tires to reclaim the rubber material. The company then began to develop a method for cutting rubber shapes from scrap tires. These otherwise waste items were turned into useful parts for inclusion in manufactured products such as automobiles and agricultural machinery.
A NEW BUSINESS
With the ability to cut rubber from tires into desired shapes, TICOR© rollers were developed in conjunction with International Harvester to improve processing of hay. Lakin Corporation starts its business in Chicago, IL.
Lakin Corporation© develops the Hypac hydraulic disconnect during a strategic shift that allowed for more of a focus on an existing metalworking base and expansion into machined components. The machining of steel parts of varying complexity, with tight tolerance features such as splines, broaching, and grinding operations, also commenced.
The assets of Lakin General’s Roller Division were purchased by an investment group, Red Top Capital, and a new company, Allis-Roller, LLC, was moved from Chicago, IL to Franklin, WI.
Allis-Roller moves into a 110,000 square ft. manufacturing facility.
BUSINESS IS BOOMING
Allis-Roller, LLC exceeds 100 employees as sales growth doubles in 4 years.
Allis-Roller, LLC and HCC, Inc. enter into a joint venture registered in Brazil.