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Etnyre Began

Edward D. Etnyre, 36, invented his first product, an automatic hog waterer for his own farm. The product lead to manufacturing horse and cattle water stock tanks.


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E.D. Etnyre is Established

Through steady product improvement, the Thresher Tank and Water Sprinkler Wagon business flourishes and E.D. Etnyre & Co. is formally established. Manufacturing took place in a former battery factory on the bank of the Rock River in Oregon, Illinois. Cannon and Co., a Chicago supply house, handled the company's sales.

Expanded into a New Market

Etnyre established the Motor Car Company and built three "horseless carriages." Over the next several years, Etnyre produced 10 touring cars with pneumatic tires, four-speed transmission and overdrive.


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Launched the Road Oiler

Etnyre launched the Road Oiler, which gave contactors a way to quickly and evenly spread oil, tar or asphalt across the roadways. The unit included a wheel driven (sprocket & chain) pump and a spray bar for proper product dispersion.

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Marketing Worldwide

The Bituminous Distributor and Street Flusher were further improved and marketed worldwide. Etnyre products had earned a reputation for rugged dependability during the war and was quickly becoming the largest Bituminous Distributor manufacturer in the world.


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Launched the Industry's First Positive Pressure Spray Bar

Etnyre launched the first spray bar with positive pressure circulation in addition to its pressure relieving manhole and the spray bar mounted nozzle shut-off valve. A new era of surface treatment begins.

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Asphalt Production Began

Etnyre began manufacturing big, lightweight over-the-highway Transport Tanks.

1940 - 1945

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Received an Award

Etnyre received the Army-Navy "E" Award, which was present to companies during World War II for excellence in producing equipment used during the war. Etynre devoted nearly 100 percent of its capabilities to supplying the Air Force, Army and Navy with Bituminous Distributors.

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Took the Industry to New Heights

Etnyre introduced the first dependable constant bar height control, which optimized spray accuracy by maintaining a constant height above the road regardless of the amount of asphalt in the distributor tank.


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Launched the Hydrostatic Distributor

Etnyre released its new Hydrostatic Distributor, which set a new standard for speed and accuracy of liquid applications.

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Significantly Advanced Surface Treating Equipment

Etnyre began marketing its self-propelled ChipSpreader. Both the Chipspreader and Hydrostatic  Distributor are the first machines to give customers a truly mechanized chip sealing process that was faster and more accurate than traditional methods. 

1965 - 1968

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Introduced the First Automatically Adjusted Distributor

Etnyre introduced the first distributor that automatically adjusted the pump rate when the spray width changes, allowing customers to apply consistent applications of material.

Acquire New Products

Etnyre acquired the Wylie Manufacturing Company of Oklahoma City and the Trac-Machinery Corporation of Nunda, New York. The acquisitions expand its product line to include portable, hot mix asphalt plants, truck-mounted hot patch machines, specialized asphalt and contour pavers as well as the unique Pave-R-Shaver for scarifying and heat-treating old asphalt surfaces.

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Revolutionized an Industry

Etnyre launched the industry's first microprocessor-based computerized controls on an asphalt distributor, which gave contractors a more simple and faster way to operate.

Launched Three Industry Firsts

Etnyre introduced the first hydrostatically propelled ChipSpreader, the first four-wheel drive ChipSpreader, and the first variable width spread hopper to give customers greater flexibility in a variety of applications.

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Purchased a New Product Line

Etnyre purchased the Lowboy Trailer line from Hyster, which adds new dimension to its product offerings.

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Incorporated the Latest Technology

Etnyre set a new industry standard in computerized controls with its redesigned S2000 Asphalt Distributor. Its also upgraded and simplified the ChipSpreader as well as modified and updated the Street Flusher with the latest technology in hydrostatic drives.


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Introduced Blackhawk Trailers

The Blackhawk lowboy trailer series brought heightened functionality and versatility to the market and offers customer the highest lifting capacity compared to competitive models.

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Launched Live Bottom Trailers

Etnyre introduced its live bottom trailers, which features some of the fastest unloading time and a variety of custom configurations to suit you requirements and state laws.


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Celebrate a Milestone

Etnyre celebrated its 100th anniversary.

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Introduced New Asphalt Transport Design

The company launched a new, lightweight asphalt transport design. Each tank is built to customer specifications to hold 6,000 to 14,000 gallons.


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Launched New Live Bottom Trailer Design

Etnyre introduced the new live bottom trailer design, which is the fastest and lightest in the industry. The new design offers contractors optimal payload and unload speeds with its reliable conveyor system.

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Began BIG ChipSpreader Production

The company launched its BIG ChipSpreader for fast and precise chip-sealing applications. The New unit's four-wheel drive operation and variable width hopper offers contractors fast and complete coverage of the road and shoulder in one pass.


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Introduced New Crude Oil Tank Design

Etnyre launched a new Crude Oil Tank model. Its double conical design provides contractors optimal load distribution and fast complete drainage.

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