about Thorp Equipment

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.

Roy Lato

President

What a

Year

1983

Begin marketing   steel  equipment. (6 employees)

Expanded to international sales in Canada and Mexico. (26 employees)

1985

1989

Production of assortment of smaller dairy industry parts such as ACR boxes, barrel claws, and more.

Doubled manufacturing building footprint.

1991

July

Manufacturing expands into hog equipment. In addition to farmers, our equipment is sold to universities and businesses for R&D.

2006

Company incorporates with Roy Lato as president and takes over daily operations. (42 employees)

2009

Tripled building footprint. (80 employees)

Begin selling to overseas clients.

2012

Jason and Brent Lato, join business ownership.

Two additional buildings added with new Bystronic Bystar Laser and Mazak Laser production tools. (120 employees)

2015

2018

15 acres of land purchased for future expansion. (170 employees)

Stainless steel door department created.

2021

Online orders are now accepted for non-custom pieces.

2022+

What's

next?

OUR PROMISE AND VALUES

We love what we do

Over 40 Years Experience

Starting in 1981, we continually strive to be the very best we can be in the Stainless Steel industry.

Best Materials

Top of the line Stainless Steel and plastic material is what we use.

Professional Standards

From the start of we maintain a high level of professional standards that carry through every step of production.

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The Team

Roy Lato

President

Jason Lato

Vice President/Engineer

Brent Lato

Treasurer | Design Engineer

Jason Halida

Product Engineer

Luke Vetterkind

Shop Supervisor

John Abramczak

Plant Supervisor

Aaron Pogodzinski

Inside Sales

Jeff Abramczak

Door Sales

Jeremy Wagner

Door Sales

Marc Oehlsen

Outside Sales

Steve Bryant

Outside Sales

Wayde Olson

Outside Sales
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