Thomas L. Smith founds the T.L. Smith Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It manufactures one of the first concrete mixers ever developed.
Mixers from the T. L. Smith Company, the largest concrete mixers in the world, are used for the construction of the first stadium of the Ohio State University in 1922, and the mighty Wilson Dam in Alabama in 1924.
T.L. Smith introduces the pan mixer (now known as the Turbin® mixer) concept to North America. The Turbin mixer is the heart of the DustMASTER product line. Today, there are more than 3,000 Turbin mixers in use worldwide.
William Boles purchases the Turbin mixer line from the T.L. Smith Company to form Mixer Systems. The company is headquartered on West National Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1979 through 1981.
Mixer Systems purchases the Stokar product line from Portec Company in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Stokar is the industry standard of metal producers worldwide for stoking, skimming and charging operations of electric furnaces.
Mixer Systems acquires the Praschak™ product line of horizontal shaft spiral blade and paddle mixers, skip hoist and Hammermill crushers. The new mixers expand customer choices, while skip hoist adds material handling capabilities.
Extending Mixer System’s mixing technology to new markets, the company establishes the DustMASTER Division. It serves the dust conditioning, material processing and environmental needs of diverse industries.
The Turbin and planetary mixers gain new assignments, in the global glass industry. Their proven technology produces world-class glass such as float, container, fiberglass and frit glass, as well as fine materials and colored mixes.
Mixer Systems relocates to its present headquarters in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The facility, which totals 86,000 sq. ft. including a 1996 addition, houses sales and service, engineering, manufacturing, assembly and parts warehousing.
Mixer Systems introduces a flexible batch plant for medium-volume concrete producers. With capacities up to 48 yards/hour, EconoBATCH can pair with four different mixer designs and handle up to six aggregates and two cements.