Etnyre BeganEdward D. Etnyre, 36, invented his first product, an automatic hog waterer for his own farm. The product lead to manufacturing horse and cattle water stock tanks.
E.D. Etnyre is EstablishedThrough steady product improvement, the Thresher Tank and Water Sprinkler Wagon business flourishes and E. D. Etnyre & Co. is formally established. Manufacturing took place in a former battery factory on the bank of the Rock River in Oregon, Illinois. Channon and Co., a Chicago supply house, handled the company’s sales.
Expanded into a New MarketEtnyre established the Motor Car Company and built three “horseless carriages.” Over the next several years, Etnyre produced 10 touring cars with pneumatic tires, four-speed transmissions and overdrive.
Launched the Road OilerEtnyre launched the Road Oiler, which gave contractors a way to quickly and evenly spread oil, tar or asphalt across the roadways. The unit included a wheel driven (sprocket and chain) pump and a spray bar for proper product dispersion.
Marketed WorldwideThe Bituminous Distributor and Street Flusher were further improved and marketed worldwide. Etnyre products had earned a reputation for rugged dependability during the war and was quickly becoming the largest Bituminous Distributor manufacturer in the world
Launched the Industry’s First Positive Pressure Spray BarEtnyre launched the first spray bar with positive pressure circulation in addition to its pressure-relieving manhole and the spray-bar-mounted nozzle shut-off valve. A new era of surface treatment begins.
Asphalt Transport Production BeganEtnyre began manufacturing big, lightweight over-the-highway Transport Tanks.
Received an AwardEtnyre received the Army-Navy “E” Award, which was presented to companies during World War II for excellence in producing equipment used during the war. Etnyre devoted nearly 100 percent of its capabilities to supplying the Air Force, Army and Navy with Bituminous Distributors.
Took the Industry to New HeightsEtnyre introduced the first dependable constant bar height control, which optimized spray accuracy by maintaining a constant height above the road regardless of the amount of asphalt in the distributor tank.
Launched the Hydrostatic DistributorEtnyre released its new Hydrostatic Distributor, which set a new standard for speed and accuracy of liquid applications.
Significantly Advanced Surface Treating EquipmentEtnyre began marketing its self-propelled ChipSpreader. Both the ChipSpreader and Hydrostatic Distributor are the first machines to give customers a truly mechanized chip sealing process that was faster and more accurate than traditional methods.
Acquired New ProductsEtnyre acquired the Wylie Manufacturing Company of Oklahoma City and the Trac-Machinery Corporation of Nunda, New York. The acquisitions expand its product line to include portable, hot mix asphalt plants, truck-mounted hot patch machines, specialized asphalt and contour pavers as well as the unique Pave-R-Shaver for scarifying and heat-treating old asphalt surfaces.
Introduced the First Automatically Adjusted DistributorEtnyre introduced the first distributor that automatically adjusts the pump rate when the spray width changes, allowing customers to apply consistent applications of material.
Launched Three Industry FirstsEtnyre introduced the first hydrostatically propelled ChipSpreader, the first four-wheel drive ChipSpreader, and the first variable width spread hopper to give customers greater flexibility in a variety of applications.
Revolutionized an IndustryEtnyre launched the industry’s first microprocessor-based computerized controls on an asphalt distributor, which gave contractors a more simple and faster way to operate.
Purchased a New Product LineEtnyre purchased the Lowboy Trailer line from Hyster, which adds a new dimension to its product offerings.
Incorporated the Latest TechnologyEtnyre set a new industry standard in computerized controls with its redesigned S2000 Asphalt Distributor. It also upgraded and simplified the ChipSpreader as well as modified and updated the Street Flusher with the latest technology in hydrostatic drives.
Introduced Blackhawk TrailersThe Blackhawk lowboy trailer series brought heightened functionality and versatility to the market and offers customers the highest lifting capacity compared to competitive models.
Launched Live Bottom TrailersEtnyre introduced its live bottom trailers, which feature some of the fastest unloading times and a variety of custom configurations to suit your requirements and state laws.
Celebrated a MilestoneEtnyre celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Introduced New Asphalt Transport DesignThe company launched a new, lightweight asphalt transport design. Each tank is built to customer specifications to hold 6,000 to 14,000 gallons.
Launched New Live Bottom Trailer DesignEtnyre introduced the new live bottom trailer design, which is the fastest and lightest in the industry. The new design offers contractors optimal payload and unload speeds with its reliable conveyor system.
Began BIG ChipSpreader ProductionThe company launched its BIG ChipSpreader for fast and precise chip-sealing applications. The new unit’s four-wheel drive operation and variable width hopper offers contractors fast and complete coverage of the road and shoulder in one pass.
Introduced New Crude Oil Tank DesignEtnyre launched a new Crude Oil Tank model. Its double conical design provides contractors optimal load distribution and fast, complete drainage.