Ligon Industries LLC – Hydraulic Cylinder Group
Since its inception in 1999, Ligon Industries’ hydraulic cylinder group has grown significantly because of its acquisition of companies located strategically across the United States.
“Our founders had retired from their previous companies but still believed strongly in American manufacturing, so they raised funds and went out looking for companies involved in primary or core manufacturing,” says George Winchester, president of the Birmingham, Ala.-based company.
The eight companies acquired by Ligon Industries each function as their own individual entity focused on a local market and product type, giving them the sort of flexibility to meet customers’ needs that is typically associated with smaller regional companies. Ligon operates hydraulic cylinder manufacturing facilities in Galion, Ohio; Tonawanda, N.Y.; Spencer, Wis.; Monticello, Hampton and Laurens, Iowa; Great Bend, Kan.; and Fresno, Calif. The facility in Monticello, Iowa – purchased in May 2013 – is the company’s most recent acquisition.