Manfred Luebke founded Manluk Industries Inc.,
originally started as Wetaskiwin Machine Shop in 1978.
1982 – Name changed to Wetaskiwin Industrial Machine and Welding.
1986 – Land and buildings are acquired at 4815-42 Avenue, and an addition is constructed to expand manufacturing operations for petrochemical valve components. Workforce totals 30 employees. Name changed to Manluk Industries.
1988 – Purchase of adjacent land and building located at 4811-48 Street, Wetaskiwin, Alberta
1990 – An addition is constructed between the two properties and general machine shop operations cease. Petrochemical valve component orders continue to increase.
1993 – Purchase of adjacent land and building located at 4020 – 48 Street, Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
1994 – Acquisition of land and building located at 6306 – 46 Street, Wetaskiwin, Alberta to establish forging facilities. Forging equipment is purchased in 1995 to manufacture forgings for use in main shop operations. First welding robot is installed at the Main Plant. Workforce totals approximately 35 people.
1997 – Increased workload requires a substantial expansion to the main plant. A major plant addition of 25,000 square feet is constructed and additional manufacturing equipment is acquired. Workforce totals approximately 40 people.
2000 – 10,000 Square feet is added to the main plant for future expansions. Adjacent rental property totaling 6,000 sq. ft. is incorporated into main plant operations to manufacture increasing orders from Syncrude for Mining Applications.
2002 – Purchase of land and building at 4709-39 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, Alberta to accommodate increased work-load and volume from Syncrude. First Mining Plant orders begin in late 2002. Workforce totals approximately 110 people.
2003 – Purchase of vacant land (6.45 acres) located at 42 Avenue and 48 Street in Wetaskiwin, Alberta for future expansions. Manluk now employs 130 people.
2004 – First manufacturing cell utilizing robotics and CNC lathes and mill is operational in July 2004 at the Main Plant. Large quantity orders are accomodated easily.
2005 – Fiscal 2005 ends with a sales record. Alberta’s economy continues to boom, fueled by the oil and gas sectors.
2006 – ISO 9001:2000 certification is received in February 2006. Certification by American Petroleum Institute (API) is received for API Specification Q1. Workforce totals approximately 140 people.
2009 – ISO 9001:2008 certification is received in August, 2009. Workforce totals approximately 120 people. Alberta's Economy has been hard-hit in the last year due to global recession.