History and Heritage

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 and 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.

Proud of our Past and Partnering for the Future

1946 Leonard Larsen Senior joins Algonquin Tool. Algonquin

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.
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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, EMP diversifies into new markets to fuel the company’s continued growth. EMP

1980’s Growth in Consumer Electronics renews Electro Metal Products attention back to consumer electronics with customers like Texas Instruments, RCA & Compaq.

1990’s Electro Metal Products range of expertise engages them with Government Lab’s. New processes and the highest quality standards are implemented.

1995 Electro Metal Products is sold, but the Larsen legacy won’t end here.

1999 Dave and Denis, the Grandson’s 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 employee’s from Electro Metal Products, the company achieves immediate success. Larsen Mfg

2001 With Larsen Mfg now established, the lasting relationships and trust in their business practices draws 80% of the prior company’s customer base back to the new Larsen owned & operated company.

2001 ½ 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 responded by challenging Larsen Mfg. with new business opportunities.

2005 Larsen invested in their Mundelein tooling capabilities in preparation for continued growth, and both facilities acquired additional production equipment.

2006 Larsen-El Paso relocated to their 60,000 sq/ft facility located at 12150 Rojas Drive, in El Paso. Adding large ton presses attracted business from major OEM’s 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 values-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 their existing client base and attracting a new category of customers interested in prototypes thru high volume precision metal products from a single source. New Larsen Logo

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 company’s original location. Construction begins on converting the 60,000 square foot distribution warehouse into a leading edge metal stamping and fabrication production facility.

2012 Larsen relocates their entire mid-west operation and corporate headquarters into their newly purchased modern facility. This will serve to optimize all mid-west operations efficiencies and production flow, increase capacity, and provide expansion possibilities for future growth.