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The L&H team had allocated a full day to visit the Vulcan shop in Gujarat, India and meet Sanjay Gandhi and his family. Jeff was worried that they would not have enough to talk about to fill a single day, but he was intrigued by the parallels between the Wandler family and the Gandhi family. Their histories were similar. Vulcan had been founded by a strong patriarch, and was managed day to day by the second generation—just like L&H.

“We hit it off so well just by walking around his machine shop, telling war stories, and meeting with his dad,” Jeff remembered. “We went for one day. We stayed for three. We could have stayed for a whole week.” By the end of the visit, L&H and Vulcan agreed to form a joint venture to manufacture and sell drills and transmissions for mining shovels. In two years, the L&H/Vulcan partnership made 20 transmissions. The partnership generated $4 million in sales for L&H the first year, $6 million the second, and $10 million the third.

2009

 

#LH50 - 2009 L&H partners with Vulcan Industrial ENGG of Gujarat, India. For the complete L&H timeline: http://bit.ly/LH502009w

 

L&H provides engineered solutions for the mining, railroad and aerospace industries using the latest in 3D design and analysis software.

Our experienced, in-house engineering team, located in L&H’s Gillette, WY and Tempe, AZ manufacturing facilities, develop designs for enhanced new and replacement parts a superior alternative to the OEM.

In our metallurgical lab in Gillette, our team of skilled engineers analyzes materials to best fit each application providing long service and high performance.

Currently, the L&H engineering team is working on a complex project in the rail industry that includes the complete reengineering and design of enhanced components of a bucket wheel loader used on a BNSF taconite facility in Ellouez, WI. Our engineers continually deliver designs which will be used to enhance the major structures of the machine including the ladder boom, mast, gantry, lower and outer discharge booms and the rear mainframe as well as rebuild the mainframe, side frames and carbody.

The bucket wheel loader is expected to be fully assembled at the Gillette facility in the October / November timeframe.

bucket wheel part -  inclined discharge boom

Inclined discharge boom of the Bucket Wheel Loader in our Gillette, WY headquarters.

 

In August 2008, L&H opened L&H Servicios Mineros Mexico, in partnership with David Reyna and Porfirio Canamar. As in Chile, L&H’s commitment to be on-site and to be accountable for its products helped quadruple sales in Mexico.

2008-2

#LH50 - 2008 L&H Mexico opens. For the complete timeline: http://bit.ly/LH502008-2w

 

 

 

L&H Mexico joined the celebration of the "International Environment Day", designed to teach elementary school children how to protect the environment. There were more than 850 students, many accompanied by their parents, who attended the event. L&H Mexico’s Safety, Quality and Health Supervisor, Carlos Rodríguez worked with children to help illustrate daily practices that will help the environment. To wrap up the day 850 trees were donated, one for each child. L&H Mexico donated another 350, for the parents. L&H Mexico is committed to supporting programs that benefit society and the environment.

environment day mexico 2

 

L&H invested heavily in new equipment, improved safety, air conditioning, and an expanded floor plan when they auqired XMS (Xtek Mining Services), previously Goldman Gear, in Pheonix, Arizona in December 2008. They upgraded positions at the Pheonix shop to serve not only Mexico and South America, but also develop a product line for mineral processing machines in the southwest. The new shop was an important move in the expansion of L&H.

2008-1

#LH50 - 2008 L&H acquires gear manufacturing facility & rebuild center in Phoenix, Arizona. See the complete L&H timeline here: http://bit.ly/LH502008-1w

 
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