Discover the KH Difference

While living in Germany, Karl Baake Sr. was a tool-and-die maker that wanted a way to protect his lights from breakage when flying sparks entered the work area. For years, he worked on perfecting the design for a shatterproof work light. After emigrating to the US, Mr. Baake completed the design and founded KH Industries in 1960. Many of the original products that Karl Baake Sr. designed close to 60 years ago are still in demand and used by industrial leaders today. The EP326-16I-50 Hazardous Location work light was designed at The Boeing Company’s request and in accordance to their specifications to meet the requirements for Class I Division 1 Lighting. Today, this light is the industry standard for safe and durable illumination in hazardous environments.

KH Industries investment in new manufacturing technologies and systems provides a rapid response to customers needs while ensuring the quality of its product. As in the past, the KH difference is the durable design that goes into each product manufactured.

Why KH Industries?


Products are market-driven to meet the needs of the end user, their application, and environment. Safety is of paramount concern, as well as functionality and reliability. KH Industries’ Engineering team partners with several National Recognized Testing Laboratories, as well as KH staff and customers to ensure the product will meet and exceed functionality and safety standards.


Materials are selected for their ability to provide a long lasting service and durability in harsh and extreme environments. KH’s state of the art manufacturing facility allows for a vertically integrated manufacturing and production process. By controlling the production of components KH can ensure you receive a consistent finished product of the highest quality.


It might seem old fashioned, but we still personally answer phone calls. If you have a question about our products, we’ll listen and provide an honest and timely response. In the event one of our products needs to be repaired or returned, we’ll assist you. If you are looking for a product you don’t see on our website, please contact us. We love to hear from our customers.


KH Industries has a dedicated group of hard working professionals that take pride in a doing a job well. We’ve never lost sight of our small-town values and hard work ethic that founded the company close to 60 years ago.

A new 90,000+ square foot state of the art manufacturing facility, allows for vertical integration and the following in-house capabilities:

Capabilities Details
Design Engineering 3D CAD • 3D Printing/modeling • Printed Circuit Board Prototyping• Environmental Chamber Testing•Research and Development/System Customization• Electronic Functional Testing•Microprocessor Firmware Manipulation and Implementation•Spectroradiometric Measurement and Testing•Environmental Testing
Mold & Tool Fabrication Certified NYS Tool & Die Makers • Approved NYS Apprenticeship Training Program • CNC & Conventional Vertical Milling • CNC & Conventional Turning Lathes • CNC EDM Wire & Plunger
Molding Horizontal Plastic Molding (28-500 ton) • Vertical Plastic Molding (45-75 ton) • Rubber Molding (50 to 450 ton) • Liquid Silicone Rubber Molding
Metal Fabrication Metal Stamping • Laser Engraving • CNC Turning • Bending Equipment • TIG, MIG & Stick Welding • Water Jet Cutting
Finishing Production • Assembly • Quality Control • Customization (laser engraving)• Ultrasonic and Vibration Welding • UV Printing
Support Technical Support • Sales and Customer Service•Application Support
Contact Us

For more information on product development and customization, contact us or call (716) 312-0088.