Serving American Industry and Agriculture For Almost A Century
The Ernest-Spencer Companies have developed a highly respected reputation within our industry because we continue to make customer satisfaction our first priority just as our founder, Ed Ernest, did four generations ago. As a result, we have expanded our facilities, purchased the latest in manufacturing technology, and beefed up our staff to accommodate the growing needs of our customers.
We regard our customers as "partners" and by helping them succeed we also hope to grow and prosper ourselves.
Our Evolution Has Been Infused With Innovation
Ernest-Spencer Inc. (ESI) was founded in the early 1920s as a designer and builder of grain elevators and feed mills for agricultural facilities throughout the Midwest. As the company grew, the need for dependable parts fabrication to support construction installations became a critical factor. This led ESI to establish an in-house metalworking operation in 1984 to make the quality components required for precision construction.
The metal shop formally became Ernest-Spencer Metals (ESM) in 1993, and began offering high quality fabrication services to the outside world. ESM has since grown to become the largest of our three divisions, serving OEM, industrial, engineering and construction clients throughout North America.
To round out the company's fabrication capabilities, Ernest-Spencer Custom Coatings (ESCC) was added in 2005 as a standalone powder coating and finishing facility. This essentially closes the production loop, allowing Ernest-Spencer to deliver completed products and components ready to go into production, assembly or shipping.
As a fourth generation, family-owned business, we are proud of our strong, Midwestern heritage. We strive every day to build on the Ernest-Spencer tradition of quality, performance and value.
Knowledge and Experience Meet Advanced Technology
As our company has grown, we have not only gotten bigger, but we have also become smarter. Each of our production facilities is built and equipped with performance in mind, and we have continued to expand and grow to meet the needs of our customers. We continue to invest in the powerful, versatile and efficient work machines that provide the the many advantages of modern industrial technology.
With our three modern production facilities centrally located in Eastern Kansas, Ernest-Spencer is able to serve customers throughout the heart of America and beyond. Our skilled and experienced employees come from the local communities surrounding our plants, and we value the dedication to excellence they bring to work with them every day. Many of our key support and production personnel have been with the company for decades, and our corporate culture rewards nurtures and rewards exemplary performance.