While living in Germany, Karl Baake Sr. worked as a tool-and-die maker. He wanted a way to protect lights from breaking or malfunctioning when flying sparks entered the work area. For years, he worked to perfect a design for a shatterproof work light. After emigrating to the US, Mr. Baake completed his design, founding KH Industries in 1960 and its sister company, Alert Reel Manufacturing, in 2020. Many original products Karl Baake Sr. designed almost 60 years ago are still in demand and used by industry leaders today.
KH Industries’ investment in new manufacturing technologies and systems rapidly responds to customers’ needs while ensuring its product is of the highest quality. Today, and historically, the KH Industries difference is the durable design that goes into every product we manufacture.