Knudson - About Us - Company History

Two guys, a garage, and a flare for innovation.

In 1957 Gary Knudson and his father, Arthur, began forging new ground in the on-site roll forming industry—right in their own garage. They designed and built one of the very first seamless gutter machines, and its design serves as an industry benchmark to this day.

Today there are more than 10,000 Knudson machines in operation all around the world. Some of those machines have been in operation for more than 30 years—a true testament to our proven craftsmanship and exceptional value. As a national leader in designing and manufacturing on-site, light-gauge roll forming equipment, we never stop pushing the envelope. Gary Knudson’s leadership is still the guiding force of our mission. And that mission is to ensure that we will always continue to produce the most dependable on-site roll forming machines found anywhere.