1984 - Wallace Auto Parts & Services, Inc. was
founded in May 1984. Our company originally began servicing automobiles
and light pickup trucks as well as minor mechanical repairs and
cosmetically detailing automobiles. Soon after operations began our
company acquired a license to buy and sell automobiles.
1985 - In 1985 our company began
selling automotive parts as well as servicing some underground vehicles
for a local mining company.
1988 - In 1988 our company began
developing our own line of MSHA approved underground diesel
transportation equipment. At this time our Diesel Mining Equipment
Division was formed. This division originally began re-powering vehicles
normally constructed for road use such as the Chevrolet S-10, Isuzu Pickups,
and Jeep CJ and Jeep YJ.
1989 - In 1989
we began designing our own line of heavy duty vehicles. At the present
time our company still re-powers various road vehicles as well as a broad
line of heavy duty vehicles. These vehicles are commonly used throughout
the mining industry as the DUV (Diesel Utility Vehicle). Our company
services various sectors of the mining industry such as coal, salt,
potash, trona, and zinc. Since 1988, Wallace Diesel Mining Equipment has
supplied the underground mining industry with over 500 units of
underground diesel equipment.
1994 - In 1994 our company
recognized the need to diversify our product mix and began formulating a
business plan to accommodate the necessary changes. Many new products
have evolved due to the changes resulting from our new strategy. Our
resulting product diversification was implemented due to new regulations
and emission standards which were beginning to impact the demand for high
sulfur coal which affected us greatly.
1995 - In 1995 our company began
manufacturing a new line of agricultural equipment and utility trailers.
Our company now produces a complete line of these products and we are
continuing to design new products and improve production processes daily.
1997 - By 1997 our business was benefiting greatly from the vast
improvements made in our production capabilities. Our company now has
two seats of Autocad Release 14, three 6-axis robotic welders, one
6-axis material handling robot integrated with a 160 ton press brake
and ironworker, three CNC saws, one CNC plate cutting machine with one
plasma station and one oxy/fuel station, and a powder coating paint
system with power and free conveyor system.
TODAY - Wallace Auto Parts
& Services, Inc. takes pride in good, quality products. We strive
to encourage the same pride within each employee while doing his/her
job. By selecting the right materials, utilizing the best manufacturing
processes together with the latest technology - our staff and employees
build the finest products available.
TOMORROW - You can count on us to
continue designing and developing exciting new products!