|Ron Lubke founded
Quality Metal Works in September of 1983, after receiving an
Agricultural Engineering Degree from Western Illinois University
and spending 12 years as Project/Chief Engineer for three mid-sized
manufacturing companies. He developed most of what Quality
Metal Works markets because he was aware of farmers' direct need
for those products.
Ron's first product - the Quality Ridge
Reducer® - is still in production today. In 1984 he started
the weed wiper area of the business, with Quality Metal Works
building carts that were compatible with Speidel
Applicator® brand weed wipers. Since then, the business has expanded to
include a full line of weed wiping equipment, including ATV
In 1998, Quality Metal Works
moved to a larger facility due to steady business growth.
In 1999, Quality Metal Works purchased the Speidel Applicator® business, and began manufacturing wick applicators.
goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices
to meet our customers' needs."
- Ron Lubke,