The Egging Company was incorporated in 1961 by Theodore C. Egging, his wife Mary, and Ted’s younger brother John A. Egging. As an outgrowth of a farm welding shop where Ted converted farm tractors to diesel engine power, the brothers began manufacturing tractor cabs for local farmers. The philosophy of building a quality product backed by superior service spurred the company to rapid growth. Ultimately the company produced and sold around 30,000 operator enclosures for agriculture and construction equipment. With the inclusion of sound insulation, air filtration, air conditioning and integral roll guards, the Egging cab became known as “the premier cab” in the industry.
As the retrofit cab market waned in the early 1970’s, Caterpillar became familiar with The Egging Company because of it’s developmental work in operator safety and environmental controls. The company shifted to producing heavier roll-over protection systems for Caterpillar in 1972 and operator protection systems for Fiat-Allis in 1980.
In the 1980’s, Egging started doing customized conversions work for Caterpillar Custom Machine Products Division. Throughout this period, close to 500 tractors were converted by Egging for specialized applications. Following a reorganization within Caterpillar, where they decentralized their custom products group, The Egging Company moved away from customizing tractors to building fabricated components that are used on standard tractors.
Today The Egging Company is a heavy steel plate fabricator building components for OEM’s. The company currently works with material thickness ranging from 6 mm (¼”) to 90 mm (3½”). The company does multiple processing from burning, sawing, forming, punching, welding, machining, to painting and some assembly.