Robinson and its forerunner has played an active role in northeastern Wisconsin’s economy for nearly a century. Beginning with Al Robinson’s initial business venture in 1923 and continuing through the rest of the 20th century under the leadership of Al’s sons, Maurie and Tom, Robinson has earned a reputation as a trusted partner for a wide range of customers.
Today’s Robinson is a single-source metal fabrication supplier employing more than 450 people at facilities in De Pere and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. With expertise in enclosures, product handling, and ASME piping and vessels, Robinson offers end-to-end solutions. Our three locations comprise 500,000 square feet of climate-controlled manufacturing space.
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Robinson Metal didn’t start out as a fabricating powerhouse with cutting-edge capabilities, but we’ve always had metal in our blood. Al Robinson, founder of Badger Sheet Metal, raised sons Maurie and Tom Robinson in the world of metal. Their entrepreneurial spirit is the core of Robinson Metal today: a state-of-the-art facility, a dedicated workforce, and quality workmanship.
|1923||Al Robinson starts Badger Sheet Metal; sons Maurie and Tom eventually become partners|
|1975||The brothers open Robinson Metal and Roofing, a new venture offering three distinct areas: sheet metal work, heating & air conditioning, and roofing|
|1980s||The company grows steadily|
|1987||Tom’s son Todd joins as salesperson in heating & cooling|
|1989||Long-time employee Darrell LaCrosse takes the role of General Manager|
|1995||Roofing department is sold to its foreman|
|1998||Two new divisions formed: Custom Enclosures and Machining|
|1999||The company is sold to Darrell LaCrosse and Todd Robinson after Maurie Robinson passes away and Tom Robinson retires|
|2000||Robinson Metal, Inc. becomes the company name and is relocated to a larger facility, allowing for increased capabilities|
|2007||Greater Green Bay Chamber Manufacturing Awards of Distinction, Medium Company Award|
|2010||Robinson Metal, Inc. certifies to the ASME R, S, and U stamp code requirements|
|2011||Robinson Metal, Inc. certifies to the ISO 9001:2008 Standard|
|2017||Ranked #10 on The Fabricator magazine’s Fab 40 List|
|2017||Greater Green Bay Chamber Manufacturing Awards of Distinction, Judge’s Choice Award for Workforce Development|
|2017||Robinson Metal, Inc. re-certifies to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard|
|2017||NEW (Northeast Wisconsin) Manufacturing Alliance, Excellence in Manufacturing K-12 Partnership Awards, Educational Partnership Award|
|2018||Robinson acquires Gas Trailer|
|2018||Robinson acquires Product Handling Concepts (PHC)|
|2018||Robinson expands to Manitowoc, WI purchasing a 112,000 square foot facility, formerly owned by The Manitowoc Company|
|2018||Ranked #12 on The Fabricator magazine’s FAB 40 list. Robinson has made the list nine consecutive years|
|2018||Named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Large Company Category, by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Baker Tilly and Michael Best|
|2019||Ranked #8 on The Fabricator magazine’s FAB 40 list.|
|2019||Robinson adds a third facility, De Pere 2, a 178,000 square foot facility on American Boulevard, De Pere|
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