Our History

Founded in 1938 in a small garage in the tiny town of Huntley, Nebraska, Allmand celebrates more than 75 years in the manufacturing business. In the midst of the Great Depression and unable to afford a new arc welder for their repair shop, brothers Leslie and Walter Allmand built their own. It worked so well that their neighbors asked the brothers to build welders for them, and the business was born. Allmand's reputation pledges quality, high performance equipment built with integrity and excellence.

Allmand is now a subsidiary of the Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a trusted global leader in power and power equipment, which provides Allmand with advanced R&D and testing facilities, a strong financial backing and a commitment to focus on and grow the Allmand customer base.

"The combination of Allmand with Briggs & Stratton will provide even more opportunities for our people and our customers. With a proven track record of operating successfully for over 100 years, we believe that Briggs & Stratton will be able to accelerate our presence globally," commented Roger Allmand, Chairman.

Strong Past. Dynamic Future.

2012

Initiates expansion project

A three-million dollar, 40,000 square foot expansion project is initiated to meet the increased demand for Allmand light towers and heaters

2011

Introduces the Night-Lite PRO II™

Allmand Night-Lite PRO II light tower is introduced at The Rental Show 2011 in both V-Series and Lay-Down configurations

2009

Features V-Series configuration as standard equipment

Allmand Maxi-Lite ML-EX Series light towers feature V-Series vertical only tower configuration as standard equipment

2008

Wins Innovative Product Award

Allmand Night Lite PRO V-Series wins RER Magazine 2008 Innovative Product Award

Introduces the Night-Lite PRO™ V-Series

Allmand introduces the Night Lite PRO V-Series vertical mast light towers

2007

Introduces the SHO-HD 1250W lighting system

Allmand introduces the SHO-HD 1250W engineered metal halide lighting system on all domestic four-light light towers

2005

Introduces the TLB 6235

Allmand introduces the TLB 6235 All Wheel Drive Tractor Loader Backhoe

2004

Introduces the Night Responder series

Allmand introduces the Night Responder series of emergency light towers

2001

Updates line & introduces new models

Allmand updates the Contractor line and introduces four new TLB™ models in addition to Allmand's own backhoe in 8.5 ft. and 10 ft. models

1998

Acquires Portable Power & Lite

Allmand acquires Portable Power & Lite, manufacturer of Port-A-Lite™ portable light stands

1997

Receives Reader's Choice award

Allmand Contractor receives 'Reader's Choice' award from EQUIPMENT WORLD, a major industry publication

Introduces the Night-Lite PRO™

Allmand introduces the Night-Lite PRO™, a smaller, more compact portable light tower, still utilizing the SHO lighting system

1996

Introduces the SHO lighting system

Allmand introduces 'industry exclusive SHO lighting system' in Maxi-Lite® and Night-Lite™ portable light towers

1995

Introduces the Contractor TLB®

Allmand introduces the Contractor TLB® compact loader backhoe

1991

Introduces the Maxi-Heat®

Allmand introduces the Maxi-Heat® portable jobsite heater system

1990

Introduces the Eclipse®

Allmand introduces the Eclipse® solar arrowboard to the ATSSA traffic safety market

1985

Introduces the Night-Lite™

Allmand introduces its new Night-Lite™ portable light tower to the North American rental market

1981

Acquires Bemis Co.

Allmand acquires the Bemis Co., a leading manufacturer of diesel arrowboards

1972

Introduces the Maxi-Lite®

Allmand introduces the Maxi-Lite® portable light tower

1971

Moves to current location

Allmand Bros., Inc. moves operations to current location on west side of Holdrege, Nebraska

1968

Develops parallel lamp fixture

Allmand develops and introduces the first parallel lamp fixture used on a portable light tower

1961

Incorporates company

Allmand Brothers Manufacturing Company incorporates to become Allmand Bros., Inc.

1954

Introduces the Contractor's Lantern

Allmand introduces the Contractor's Lantern, the industry's first self-contained portable light tower

1951

Develops generator for U.S. Navy

Allmand develops permanent magnet brushless generator for U.S. Navy

1948

Moves to Holdrege

Allmand moves its operations to Holdrege, Nebraska

1938

Builds electric portable arc welder

Les and Walt Allmand build their own electric portable arc welder to use in their repair shop.

Forms company

Allmand Brothers Manufacturing Company is formed in Huntley, Nebraska to build and market their newly-developed electric arc welders to area farmers