From stamping parts for World War II era weapons in the 1940’s to producing intricate parts for high-technology Department of Energy research today, Larsen Manufacturing has remained a pioneer in precision metal products as well as tool and die production. Each decade has borne witness to the ever-changing wonder of what raw material can become with the help of the latest technology, skilled craftsmen and enterprising leaders.
1946 Leonard Larsen Senior joins Algonquin Tool.
1950 Algonquin Tool enters the Electronics world by manufacturing TV Tuners and Enclosures for companies such as Admiral Television.
1955 Algonquin Tool becomes Electro-Metal Products Corporation to increase their focus on the booming electronics industry.
1960 Leonard Larsen Jr. joins Electro Metal Products while TV Chassis’ and internal brackets become complementary to the company’s expertise in tuners and enclosures.
1970’s As TV production slows, Electro Metal Products (EMP) diversifies into new markets to fuel the company’s continued growth.
1980’s Growth in Consumer Electronics returns the attention of Electro Metal Products back to consumer electronics with customers like Texas Instruments, RCA and Compaq.
1990’s Electro Metal Products’ range of expertise engages them with Government Labs. New processes and the highest quality standards are implemented.
1995 Electro Metal Products is sold, but the Larsen legacy does not end here.
1999 Dave and Denis, the Grandsons of Leonard Larsen Senior, open the all new Larsen Manufacturing in Mundelein, IL. Inspired to continue in the proud tradition of innovation and customer satisfaction. With a few pieces of production equipment, tooling equipment, and a number of key employees retained from Electro Metal Products, the company achieves immediate success.
2000 With Larsen Manufacturing now established, 80% of the prior company’s customer base are drawn back to Larsen Manufacturing due to the lasting relationships and trust of business practices that started at Electro Metal Products.
2001 Responding to the demand for quality metal stampings in the border region, Larsen re-engages in El Paso, Texas by opening up a second facility under co-President, Denis Larsen.
2003 Now established in El Paso, customers respond by challenging Larsen Manufacturing with new business opportunities.
2005 Larsen invests in tooling capabilities in Mundelein, IL in preparation for continued growth, and both facilities acquire additional production equipment.
2006 Larsen-El Paso relocates to their 60,000 sq. /ft. facility located at 12150 Rojas Drive in El Paso. Adding large ton presses attracts business from major OEMs in Consumer Electronics, Appliance, Automotive and other key markets.
2007 Investments into the expansion of the El Paso site facilitates a broader range of tooling capabilities, and increased square footage in both facilities accommodates value-added programs such as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), EDI, Kan-Ban and other customer inventory programs.
2009 Larsen launches a full service metal fabrication division, increasing their range of capabilities to the existing client base and attracting a new category of customers interested in products like prototypes and high volume precision metal products, both from a single source.
2010 With the success of the new Fabrication Division, and the increased demand for capacity, Larsen begins their search for a new facility to support current and future growth in the Mid-West.
2011 Larsen Manufacturing purchases a new facility within 1 mile of the original location. Construction begins on converting the 60,000 square foot distribution warehouse into a cutting edge metal stamping and fabrication production facility.
2012 Larsen relocates their entire Mid-Western operation and corporate headquarters into their newly purchased modern facility. This serves to optimize all Mid-West operations efficiencies and production flow, increase capacity, and provide expansion possibilities for future growth.
2014 To meet the demand for large assembly and complex fabrication, Larsen introduces a Specialty Fabrication unit into its Mundelein location.
2015 Larsen adds full scale contract manufacturing and assembly to service offering to accommodate for customer needs.
2016 Due to great growth, Larsen relocates the Specialty Fabrication unit to a new permanent location within one mile of the Corporate Headquarters in Mundelein, IL.
2018 Larsen launches the Powder Coat Paint Division, housed in the Specialty building less than one mile from the Corporate Headquarters in Mundelein, IL.