Trinks Inc.

Our Past and Present

  • 1935
    First Press Machine Built by C.A. Lawson

    C.A Lawton built first press machine

  • 1945
    First Compression Molding Press Machine Established

    First Compressing Molding Press Machine established

  • 1952
    Transfer Molding Hydraulic Press Developed

    Transfer Molding Hydraulic Press developed

  • 1967
    Built First Spinning Lathe

    Built first Spinning Lathe

  • 1980
    Development of Encapsulation Press Machine

    Encapsulation Press machine developed

  • 1991
    First Automated Hydraulic Press System

    First Automated Hydraulic Press System

  • 2000
    Plasticor for Thermoset Material

    Plasticator for thermoset material

  • 2001
    Fuel Cell Compression Molding Hydraulic Press Developed

    Fuel Cell Compression Molding Hydraulic Press developed

  • 2007
    C.A. Lawton Machinery was purchased by Trinks, Inc

    C.A. Lawton Machinery division was purchased by Trinks, Inc changing our name to LMG

  • 2007
    30 Ton Compression Hydraulic Press

    30 Ton Multi-Frame Compression Hydraulic Press

  • 2009
    Thermoplastics Plasticor Developed

    Thermoplastics Plasticor developed

  • 2010
    75 Ton Dual Opening Vacuum Press

    75 Ton Dual Opening Vacuum Press

  • 2011
    Down-Acting Clamp Shuttle Transfer Press Machine

    Down-Acting Clamp with Four Down-Acting Plunger Shuttle Transfer Press Machine

  • 2012
    900 Ton XL Down-Acting Shutting Compression Press Machine

    900 Ton XL Down-Acting Shuttle Compression Press Machine

  • 2014
    Edge Press Machine Released

    Edge Press Machine released

  • 2016
    300 Ton Multi-Daylight Hydraulic Press

    300 Ton Multi-Daylight Hydraulic Press

  • 2017
    Fully Integrated Automation Cell

    Fully Integrated Automation Cell

  • 2019
    LMG officially becomes Trinks Inc

    LMG officially becomes Trinks Inc.

  • 2019
    Trinks Inc. Acquires Hull Industries

    Trinks Inc acquired Hull Industries

How did we begin?

Trinks Inc – Machinery Built in Green Bay, WI

Founded in 1879, the C.A. Lawton Company established the Machinery Division in 1935 for building and designing the most creative, most innovative manufacturing equipment for compression molding and transfer molding equipment in North America. This is where the ingenuity and customer commitment began.

Where are we today?

In 2007, the C.A. Lawton machinery division was purchased by Trinks, Inc changing our name to LMG. In 2019, we said goodbye to LMG and officially became our legal name, Trinks Inc. We kept our roots in Green Bay, WI and have continued our tradition of designing and delivering manufacturing equipment for our customers. We partner with our customers to provide them with unique manufacturing equipment solutions that will give them a competitive advantage and industry-leading returns on investment.

As of January 29th, 2019, Trinks Inc acquired Hull Industries. Adding Hull Industries to our legacy of innovative manufacturing equipment and support will expand our product line as we continue to be a wide-ranging solutions provider. To find out more about Hull Industries, please visit

What makes us different?

Here at Trinks Inc., we provide our customers with:

    Over 80 years of experience and application knowledge
    Partnering with you for a profitable unique solution
    Cost- effective solutions to increase productivity
    Engineering and after the sale customer service

With decades of experience, we are successful when we help our customers optimize their core processes by enhancing their ability to generate revenue through new product development reducing your overall cost to manufacture by addressing the entire manufacturing process and evaluating all factors of production (labor, equipment, and capital).

Create Relationships with End Users

Over 90% of the presses built at Trinks Inc. each year are delivered to customers who already own a Trinks Inc. press machine. We take great pride in creating and growing that kind of customer loyalty.

Turn-Key Supplier

We not only deliver your hydraulic press, but also the process support, preventive maintenance, operator training and - in some cases - the mold to support their new products! This capability is why Trinks Inc. stands out in a field of other press machine manufacturers!

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Trinks Inc. Added Value

Trinks will now be a complete innovative solutions provider. We aspire to lead the press machine industry as a complete integrator of material processing by applying leading edge philosophy. Because we are unique in the hydraulic press industry, we can tailor the system to our customer’s needs. This sets us apart from the competition. It gives us an edge.

We strongly believe that what we provide to our customers is the capability to produce enough good parts, on time, and the commitment to positively impact your manufacturing operation which leads to a successful outcome. Certainty that you can share with your customer!