1963 – The Beginning
Don Landoll, his partner, and one hired man opened Quick Service Welding Company on December 16, 1963. The business began as a typical welding, radiator repair, and black-smith shop. However, Don said, “From the beginning, we had the idea we wanted to design and manufacture things of our own.”
In the summer of 1967, Don’s partner returned to work for the Railroad, and Don became the sole owner of the Quick Service Welding Company. Shortly thereafter (1968), Don designed his first branded products, a slip-in livestock rack for pickup trucks and a chisel plow for use by local farmers.
By 1969 the company became more diversified with the addition of more farm equipment and equipment trailers.
1970 – Traveling Axle Trailers are Introduced
In 1970, an innovative traveling axle ground-loading trailer was designed. Landoll was granted numerous patents for this new design. This ingenious trailer is the backbone of the current Landoll Corporation trailer line.
To produce the new trailer and tillage lines in the mid 70’s, a WWII radio shop in Marysville, Kansas was renovated to accommodate the growing business. Adjacent to therenovated radio shop, Landoll remodeled, what is today, the Marketing and Warranty Office at 1700 May Street, Marysville, Kansas.
1975 – Landoll Corporation is Formed
In 1975 the Company was incorporated and changed the name to Landoll Corporation.
1982 – Shop 10 Construction Begins
By the early 1980’s, the Corporation’s involvement in the towing industry dramatically increased. Towing and recovery companies had become primary customers for the Model 317 trailer and “Centerfold” car carrier. A 94000 square foot building (Shop 10) was constructed to accomodate the company’s growth.
1983 – Landoll Starts Building Aircraft De-Icers
In 1983, Landoll Corporation established an agreement with FMC Corporation to manufacture and assemble aircraft deicers. By 1984, Landoll Corporation had successfully bid and received a contract to build 391 deicers for the United States military.
1985 – Larger Shops built for the Higher Demand in Products
In 1985, the company added 40,000 square feet to Shop 10, designated as the “Deicer Line”, and in 1986 the 28,000 square foot Machine Shop was added. Today Shop 10 has 162,000 square feet under roof.
1990 – Landoll Produces Products for the Government
Landoll Corporation continues to diversify. The Company manufactured special tank transport trailers for the US Army to support our troops in Desert Storm. Landoll accepted an order on December 22, 1990 and shipped 22 trailers by January 6, 1991. Landoll began manufacturing heavy duty wreckers for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) military project in 1992. The company began building specialty warehouse forklifts, under the Bendi and Pivot Mast trade names in 1994.
1994 – Larger Shops built for the Higher Demand in Products
Landoll Corporation initiated a major expansion of 110,000 square feet (Shop 20). In addition, a Powder Coating paint system was designed along with other major capital equipment purchases. This expansion gave Landoll Corporation 350,000 square feet of manufacturing under roof on 22 acres, along with state-of-the- art equipment.
Landoll Corporation “kicked off” 1996 with the formal launch of a Total Quality Initiative (TQM) to continually improve products, services, and processes.
1999 – Landoll Introduces Six New Bendi Models
In July after several months of design engineering, Landoll Corporation unveiled an innovative series of Hydraulic Traveling Tail Trailers equipped with many value-added features. The immediate customer response and potential overall impact on the market has made this series of trailers the most successful product introduction in company history.
2000 – Landoll seizes opportunity with AGCO
In May the agricultural economic depression continued. Landoll Corporation seized the opportunity to enter an agreement with AGCO Corporation of Duluth GA to produce and market their tillage implements. Through the agreement Landoll was also afforded the market exposure of AGCO’s vast dealer network.
2003 – Landoll acquired the Drexel Forklift Product Line
Landoll is now manufacturing the highly reputable SwingMast line of trucks.
2006 – Landoll Purchases the Service Center
Landoll moved their Transportation Sales staff to the East Hwy 36 location which also includes trailer and forklift service and refurb bays.
In 2006 and 2007, Landoll Corporation began an expansion project that was completed in late 2007. Numerous equipment was added including robotic welders, a waterjet, among many other manufacturing machinery. The square footage of the manufacturing facility was increased to over a half million square feet, ensuring a long term commitment of continuous improvement to customers.
2007 – Landoll Acquires ICON
Landoll Corporation purchased ICON Industries, located in Beloit Kansas in October of 2007. ICON is a well respected manufacturer of construction equipment including scrapers, packers, construction disc and more.
2010 – Landoll Acquires Brillion Farm Equipment
Landoll Corporation acquired Brillion Farm Equipment in November of 2010. The Brillion acquisition added more agricultural product offerings including a full line of tillage, seedbed preparation and seeding equipment for top producer’s.
2013 – New Parts Distribution Center Construction Started
Construction began in November, 2013 for a new Parts Distribution Center located at 1900 North Street, Marysville, Kansas.