Wildeck’s
history can be traced back to Williams Steel of south side Milwaukee, WI. Williams
steel was a very high-quality steel service center – which was started by a man
named Herman Williams in 1944. Herman Williams had a vision of starting a separate
sector of Williams Steel and naming it Wildeck Mezzanines. Herman started
marketing this concept in which custom designed Williams platforms, known as
“Wildeck Mezzanines” became so successful that the company could justify it
becoming a separate division. In 1976, Williams Steel had to create a separate
department for creating these Mezzanines due to the continuous demand. Williams
Steel ended up calling the new department the engineering department of
Williams Steel. In 1981, Williams Steel and the Wildeck Mezzanine engineering
department were purchased by a company named CRL, based out of Bannockburn, IL.
CRL then decided to create a new headquarters for Wildeck Inc., the new sister
company to William Steel. It is cool to note that even CRL saw the potential in
the mezzanine business, at least enough to branch out as their own company. CRL
and Wildeck were then bought out by a company by the name of Holden Industries,
in which Wildeck became “corporates” subsidiary. In 2007, Wildeck was approved
to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) along with the help of Holden
Industries. To this day Wildeck is still a 100% employee owned business. In
2011, Wildeck purchased a company in Goodyear, AZ known as Ladder Industries.
Ladder Industries has had over 50 years of professional experience in the art
of making heavy duty industrial ladders. Not only is Wildeck a Subsidiary of
Holden Industries, now they own a company themselves, in which Ladder Industries
is the subsidiary to Wildeck Inc. Wildeck Incorporated realized the potential
in Ladder Industries due to the fact that they can now deliver a full package,
mezzanine, ladder and all.  Wildeck recently
celebrated 40 years of professional experience in the mezzanine, lift, and
guarding industries, and they are looking forward too many more years at the
top of the industry in the future.