Material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer, Wildeck, Inc. (, will mark a major milestone and celebrate its 40th anniversary throughout 2016. The company was established in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in 1976 and has evolved to become the only U.S. manufacturer of structural steel platforms, vertical lifts (VRCs), and safety guarding products in North America. Wildeck products optimize facility space for manufacturing and material storage and provide for the efficient and safe movement of goods between levels. Wildeck’s highly respected Wilgard® brand of safety guard rail provides protection for personnel and inventory in warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing operations and many other facilities.

“We are extremely proud and thankful to have served a diverse range of customers for all these years and have no plans to slow down,” says Wildeck’s new president, Greg Larson. “We are a 100 percent employee owned ESOP company and that pride of ownership is reflected in the work we perform every day to ensure that our customers’ projects run smoothly.”

Wildeck is currently undergoing a thorough facility remodeling to modernize and streamline operations and provide space for the new employees it has been hiring. Plans are also in place to double company sales in the next four years and introduce numerous new products to strengthen its market position as a preferred supplier of storing, lifting, guarding, and access products. Company confidential sales and new product details were not revealed.

When renovation is complete in late spring or early summer, Wildeck is planning a gala Open House for all employees and their families to top off its year-long 40th anniversary celebration. The company will also unveil several new products at MHI’s MODEX Trade Show, April 4-7, in Atlanta.

Wildeck designs and manufactures standard and custom industrial steel work platforms (mezzanines), manually-operated and automated material lifts (VRCs), and performance-proven safety guarding products sold through a dedicated and experienced network of customer-service-oriented dealers and systems integrators nationwide.

According to Hubert Schlegel – director of marketing for Wildeck, “No other company designs and manufacturers such a comprehensive variety of products for industrial and commercial material handling applications. Through the efforts of our dedicated team of Employee Owners, Wildeck remains committed to helping customers improve their supply chain operations ­ making them safer, more efficient, and more profitable. It’s what we do!”