AaLadin had its meager beginnings on the plains of South Dakota. South Dakota is a section of the American heartland that has always been associated with hard work and perseverance.
Quality was the rock on which the company was begun in January of 1981. Its founders, Pat Wingen, Bill Busker, and Eldean Kjose, decided to form a company to produce high pressure cleaning equipment. They decided: "We're going to build the best equipment possible and change the image of this industry." In 1981 there was no quality equipment being built.
With minimal capital raised through second mortgages, the beginnings of AaLadin Industries Incorporated began. The name "AaLadin" came after a suggestion that cleaning equipment has a touch of "Magic" in the way you turn an object from dirty to clean with a wave of the wand. Of course the double "A" kept them first in the yellow pages.
The first step to achieve their goal of "Total Quality" started with a new and different design. A unit that allowed ease of movement and exceptional serviceability that would set the standard for years to come.
Their idea caught on quickly, and by the end of the second year it was plain to see that their leased 6000 square foot facility was bulging at the seams. In the fall of 1983 a brand new 13,700 square foot facility was started, and by the spring of 1984 the new facility was occupied. Five subsequent additions have brought it to its current 125,000 square feet. In 1981 the company was started with a total of 7 employees, and today the total is near the century mark.
With quality always the ultimate goal, AaLadin has grown in leaps and bounds. AaLadin continued its hard work and today consistently sets the performance and quality standards of the pressure washer industry. The fundamental goal of the founders has been achieved: "Change the image of the industry."
AaLadin may not be the biggest pressure washer manufacturer in the industry, but its reputation for quality and integrity make it the Best. These values will continue to move AaLadin forward, and this quest for "Total Quality" has resulted in AaLadin being the "Leader in the pressure washer industry."
The virtues of honesty, integrity, and pride, coupled with quality, performance, and a true love for this industry have kept "AaLadin - An American Dream" alive and thriving.