H. S. Meshorer, founder of Amalgamated Steel in Cleveland, Ohio introduces an innovative technique to rebuild worn crawler tracks. Grip-Lug a rolled steel bar was welded to torn grousers which extended the life of the track. Re-grousing not only helped conserve steel, but the process also eliminated the need to replace track shoes.

From the Grip-Lug product Amalgamated Steel, which is now known as Allied Construction Products, LLC, grew from a small steel business into a leading manufacturer of attachments and other safety-enhancing, labor-saving equipment.

From that day forward, Allied always looked to having a “first” in the construction market.