Thorp Equipment Inc. began business in the barn and pole building industry in 1981. We have since expanded into manufacturing custom stainless steel products, using professional-grade plastics and animal management systems, all while now serving customers worldwide.
At Thorp Equipment, Inc., our mission statement is clear. We are committed to providing high-quality products and services on time with a team of experienced and skilled employees.
We are thankful for our continued growth and look forward to serving you to the very best of our ability.
Begin marketing steel equipment. (6 employees)
Expanded to international sales in Canada and Mexico. (26 employees)
Production of assortment of smaller dairy industry parts such as ACR boxes, barrel claws, and more.
Doubled manufacturing building footprint.
Manufacturing expands into hog equipment. In addition to farmers, our equipment is sold to universities and businesses for R&D.
Company incorporates with Roy Lato as president and takes over daily operations. (42 employees)
Tripled building footprint. (80 employees)
Begin selling to overseas clients.
Jason and Brent Lato, join business ownership.
Two additional buildings added with new Bystronic Bystar Laser and Mazak Laser production tools. (120 employees)
15 acres of land purchased for future expansion. (170 employees)
Stainless steel door department created.
Online orders are now accepted for non-custom pieces.
Starting in 1981, we continually strive to be the very best we can be in the Stainless Steel industry.
Top of the line Stainless Steel and plastic material is what we use.
From the start of we maintain a high level of professional standards that carry through every step of production.