Our Story

GENERATIONS OF IDEAL RELATIONSHIPS

Our name comes from our founding principle. When J. Walter Becker started this company in 1916, he based it on an unshakeable belief in ideal relationships, with his employees, his community, and of course his customers. These are relationships built on fairness, transparency, trust and fellowship.

 

More than one hundred years later, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is a global enterprise with companies serving technicians and workers across a wide range of industries, from electrical to construction to aerospace to automotive. Our products have been instrumental in helping mankind reach from the South Pole to the Moon, and are paving new paths for the future. Because as J. Walter Becker taught us, when you honor relationships, success for all will follow.

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FAMILY-OWNED, PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED

 

We are a global, growing multi-national corporation creating some of the world’s most innovative technology, yet at our heart, we are a family business. This unique balance makes us unlike any other company. It allows us to plan in generations, not quarters. It gives us the patience to let industry-transforming innovations come to fruition. And the ability to invest in our communities, bringing jobs and capital to the places we live.

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A ONE HUNDRED YEAR COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION

 

We like to say we’re focused on “putting our current companies out of business.” In other words, we are committed to creating industry-redefining innovations. Our unique corporate structure gives us the talent, capital and patience to do just that. Audacy® Wireless Lighting Control, the PowerPuck™ system, LaceLok™ and the SK X-Frame® Ratcheting Wrench are all ways we are making life better for technicians across the industry.

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