Lewis Machine and Tool Company

 founded in 1980
Eldridge, Iowa

  • founded by Karl Lewis
  • 1976 Karl worked for Springfield Armory
  • left Springfield Armory and started to make Bolt Carriers for government contracts
  • Providing US law enforcement and government agencies with military type weapons
  • facility in Milan, Illinois
  • manufacture M203 grenade launchers
  • 2000 moved to larger building in Illinois
  • 2000 Started making rifles
  • 2009 L129A $30 million contract
  • CSW 300
  • 2019 moved 25 miles south to Eldridge, Iowa
    – 80,000 sq ft

Lewis Machine & Tool Company
1600 E. Leonard Ct
Eldridge, IA 52748

309-787-7151

lmtdefense.com

Brownells

200,000 square-foot
first catalog in 1947

  • 1951 closed gunsmithing shop to providing supplies to gunsmiths
  • 1964 Bob’s son Frank rejoined the company
  • 1973, Brownells moved into its first purpose-built facility
  • 1980s entry into the gun parts market.
  • 1983 Bob Chairman of the Board position, and Frank President of Brownells
  • 1991 Bob passed
  • 1997 Pete joined the company
  • 2000 Pete Vice President
  • 2008 Pete named President
  • 2010 major warehouse expansion
  • 2013 large warehouse and office facility expansion in Grinnell, Iowa

Brownells Inc.
3006 Brownells Parkway
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

1-800-741-0015

brownells.com