Founded in 1940, LEYMAN Manufacturing Corporation has been manufacturing all-hydraulic lift gates for over 50 years. During this time, LEYMAN products have evolved as industry standards.
A leading manufacturer of all hydraulic lift gates, Leyman Lift Gates provides equipment and services to all industries that transport goods. Our dedication to quality through innovation will enable us to continue to set the standard in hydraulic lift gates. With state of the art engineering, world class manufacturing, and outstanding response to our customers’ needs, Leyman will continue leading the lift gate industry through the 21st century.
We excel in finding effective solutions to industry challenges through product development and resourceful engineering. By combining each customer’s input with this innovative engineering, we are able to create lasting partnerships, affording better solutions to our customers’ needs. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We provide effective, timely, and professional service, allowing our customers the means to achieve their company goals and objectives.
Working together in a spirit of cooperation, respect, and pride to produce the finest products on the market, we strive to create a vibrant workplace where our employees are our greatest resource.
Leyman holds a responsibility to improve and preserve our communities. We value this standard, upholding fairness and opportunity in our employment practices and promoting safety on the job and on our roads. We believe our integrity is the cornerstone of our business.
National Accounts Manager
Michael S. Durham
Plant Manager (Cincinnati)
C. Eduardo Escarraga Perez
Plant Manager (Mexico)
History of Innovation at Leyman Lift Gates
01 Jan 1940
10 Mar 1960
12 May 1965
30 Jul 1970
Incorporated in Cincinnati, Ohio
Begin as a material handling systems and hydraulic lift gate builder.
FOLD-A-VADOR® first all-hydraulic 6,000 lbs capacity rail gate designed. LEY-VADOR® all-hydraulic 6,000 lbs. capacity internal lift gate designed.
National distributorship program established. FOLD-A-VADOR® all-hydraulic 4,000 lbs capacity rail gate designed.
15 Apr 1980
24 Apr 1981
01 Dec 1991
16 Dec 2000
Leyman drops material handling systems to focus on lift gate manufacturing.
HIDE-A-WAY® TLS gate designed. HIDE-A-WAY® STG gate designed. Added 3,000 lbs & 5,000 lbs capacities to FOLD-A-VADOR® rail gates
LEVEL-VADOR® LV gate designed. LEVEL-VADOR® LVS gate designed.
HIDE-A-WAY®LHLP gate designed. Mobile Service Program offered.
17 Jul 2001
21 May 2002
25 May 2003
18 Feb 2004
LEVEL-VADOR® LV gate designed with aluminum platform.
HIDE-A-WAY® TSG gate designed.
Maintenance Minder2® controller introduced. LFS 900 Sprinter Van lift gate introduced. Additional capacities available for TLS.
Fold-A-Vador® FDC with aluminum platform designed. LHLP able to be installed on trailers with swing doors. LH lift gate available with deeper platform
21 Feb 2005
17 Jun 2006
31 Oct 2007
08 Aug 2008
Additional capacities (2,500 lbs & 3,500 lbs ) available for LHLP.
Wedge platform available on LH & LHS gates. LCS 1320 – Sprinter Van external lift gate introduced.
LCS 1320 Free Access lift gate introduced. HIDE-A-WAY® SLP gate designed.
HIDE-A-WAY® LPS gate designed.
05 Jun 2009
20 Dec 2010
06 Sep 2011
07 Sep 2012
HIDE-A-WAY® LTS gate designed. FOLD-A-VADOR® FXD extreme duty lift gate designed.
HIDE-A-WAY® LPR gate designed.
Leyman University Opens.
Another industry innovation, as we introduce our Automatic-Cart Stop Solution.
20 Dec 2013
Leyman Lift Gates continues to provide lift gate solutions that just plain work, period.