ABCO Engineering Corp. was formed as a private corporation in the fall of 1967 and started production in early spring of 1968. ABCO has produced thousands of belt conveyors, hoppers, feeders, vibrating screens and many other products on a customized per order basis. These products are usually sold through dealers who re-sell to contractors, mines, quarries, barge terminals, state & county highway departments, industrial plants, etc. We have shipped conveyors to almost every state and to many foreign countries.
On May 15, 1968, we were leveled by a tornado and rebuilt that fall on our present property with the help of many friends and the Oelwein Industrial Development Corporation.
On October 19, 1975 we were approximately 80% destroyed by a devastating fire. We have rebuilt, continue to build, and are constantly broadening our product line by giving our customers specifically designed-per-order customized equipment using a "non-assembly line" operation.
Our future plans are to grow in size, experience and diversity. Our efforts have taken us into several new and exciting areas.
April 16, 1985 U.S. Patent and Trademark office registered the word "ABCO-VEYOR".
ABCO developed and patented the "curved cam constant pivot mechanism" which allows a radial stacker to raise and lower with the wheels in the radial position with reduced binding and wear. It eliminates noise, jerking motion and excessive structural stress. Patent # 5,390,777.