JACKSON CENTER — Lacal Equipment Company at Jackson Center, Ohio, is a manufacturer and marketing company that produces after-market replacement parts for various types of equipment used by cities, counties, states and private contractors.
“Our primary emphasis is parts for all the various makes and models of street sweeping machines, highway and commercial tractor drawn mowing equipment parts, along with snow plowing equipment parts and specialty parts and specialty items our customers might need,” said President Roger Detrick.
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Lacal engineers and markets its products at our plant on Ohio 274 in Jackson Center, Ohio, built specifically for the production and marketing needs of the company, both for the present and future.
Lacal sells by internet, telephone and more recently have added our first field sales representative. We have always sold in all 50 states and with the advantage of the internet we reach far and wide to Saudi Arabia, Australia, England etc., and expect our worldwide business to continue and hopefully increase. In addition to furnishing parts on-time at attractive prices, we continue to be relied on to offer technical assistance and advice to our valued customers.
The company has many long-term employees who are trusted to both produce superior quality parts, but give customer solid experienced advice and truthful answers. When a customer calls Lacal, there is no push 1 for this or that. They speak directly with a person to help them.
We recognize that being a repair parts supplier requires first and foremost that the items supplied be of absolute top quality. Secondly, we must have stock ready for immediate shipment, virtually all parts customers might need, and be flexible enough as an organization to quickly manufacture and supply the unusual items they require. Our organization and facility allows our company to meet our customer’s needs and expectations.
Lacal continues to invest in the latest innovative engineering concepts which enable Lacal to quickly and efficiently engineer and add manufactured products to enhance sales.
While Lacal depends on area sub-contractors for manufacturing assistance we have added two CNC machining centers and two CNC lathes to our in-house capabilities, and a modern powder coat facility enables us to match colors required by customer needs. Lacal also sub-contracts fabrication work to several area companies.
Lacal’s huge inventory and more than 18,000 different parts drawings allows us to manufacture and ship with very modest lead time. Lacal’s 35 years of history makes us a leader in our industry and the knowledge we have accumulated helps support our customers’ parts requirements and technical questions. Our products and people do the selling and Lacal’s outstanding group of 43 employees with many years of experience contribute to our growth.
Lacal has continued growth throughout the recent economic downturns and we look forward to servicing our customers and thereby continuing to be a successful company as time passes.