Our History

Metal is in Our Blood

1923 — Al Robinson starts Badger Sheet Metal; sons Maurie and Tom eventually become partners
1975 — The brothers open Robinson Metal and Roofing, a new venture offering three distinct areas:
                Air conditioning, sheet metal work, and roofing
1980s — The company grows steadily
1987 — Tom’s son Todd joins as salesperson in heating & cooling
1989 — Long-time employee Darrell LaCrosse takes the role of General Manager
1995 — Roofing department is sold to its foreman
1996 — Robinson Custom Enclosures is Founded
1998 — Two new divisions formed: Robinson Custom Enclosures and Robinson Machine
1999 — The company is sold to Darrell LaCrosse and Todd Robinson after Maurie Robinson passes away and Tom Robinson retires
2000 — Robinson Metal, Inc. becomes the company name and is relocated to a state-of-the-art 125,000 facility, allowing for increased capabilities
2008 — 60,000 SQFT addition (185,000 SQFT in total)+(30,000 SQFT warehouse)
2010 — Ranked #2 Nationally on The Fab40 by The Fabricator Magazine
2016 — 300+ Valued Employees
2017 — 500th Consecutive Day without a lost time injury