Spring 2016 – The Essmueller Company is proud to announce the addition of Abel Slide Gates to accompany and expand our well-respected product line. Now located and manufactured in Laurel, Mississippi, Abel Slide Gates is committed to continue to provide the highest quality slide gate in the industry, while maintaining its integrity and its innovative stature.
The Abel Bin Company, started in 1963 by Don Abel, Sr., was the pioneer of Abel Slide Gates. The Appleton, Wisconsin, company originally focused on building quality bins for the feed and grain industry, though it wasn’t long before they recognized an industry need for a more durable and reliable gate. The Abel Slide Gate line was established and became the first in the market to incorporate the use of roller wheels. The success and popularity of the gates continued to grow for over thirty years, both domestically and internationally, and achieved great results until the introduction of its new Universal Gate Frame in the early 1990s. The innovative design change created not only a standard frame size that allowed for a multi-use system across different gates in a product line, but it also created a more compact gate to be better utilized in the evolving modern system design.
The Essmueller Company is known for its “uncompromising quality” and will extend this standard of excellence to the new Abel Slide Gates.