Our History

Family, Integrity and Innovation – since 1964

L&H Industrial was founded in 1964 in Gillette, Wyoming, USA, by Leon Wandler and Hank Barney with six employees. Today we have offices and distribution partners around the world and hundreds employees, dedicated to delivering outstanding service to the mining centers and heavy industrial operations of the world. L&H Industrial has also assembled a worldwide distribution network with providers that share the same mission, vision and values that we have. With our global locations and distribution centers, L&H Industrial can deliver the parts you need wherever you are, whenever you need them—along with comprehensive services for heavy industrial machinery.

We think generations ahead, asking “What kind of business do we want to be, both in today’s business world and in 50 years? What will be our legacy for the sixth generation of people working at L&H?”

The answer is simple:
one that is honestly better.

So that’s how we approach our business: grounded in integrity, focused on quality, driven by innovation.

And that’s the culture of our company: honest, hard-working, proactive.

And that’s why we always, always do what’s right and go above-and-beyond for our customers—because we believe relationships transcend transactions.

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L&H Industrial | 50 Year Book

Frontier Industrialists

L&H’s remarkable story American enterprise covers 50 years of history, highlighting the growth of L&H Industrial from a six man welding shop in Gillette, Wyoming to more than 450 employees worldwide.

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