The Little Giant Ladder Company
A "Little" Family Business...
Over thirty years ago, Hal Wing met the German inventor of "a new kind of ladder" which he immediately recognized as an innovative product that could take the place of several ordinary ladders. Soon Hal had set up Wing Enterprises to import Little Giant ladders from Germany and he began selling them at fairs and trade shows. With the help of his young family, Hal assembled and shipped Little Giant Ladders from the garage at their home. As the word spread about this "new ladder," Hal was able to secure the licensing rights to manufacture the Little Giant Ladder in the United States. As the demand outgrew the space in the garage, the fledgling family company went into debt to purchase a dilapidated, abandoned office building and set about building a modest manufacturing facility.
Since that humble beginning, Wing Enterprises has grown by continually upgrading the original German ladder design and fabrication techniques of the Little Giant Ladder and adding new product lines. Wing Enterprises now holds worldwide patents and trademarks on many innovations in ladder design and manufacturing, and its world-class R&D department continues to develop new products that are revolutionizing the ladder industry. Today Wing Enterprises manufactures and distributes a complete line of ladder products that are used by homeowners, professionals and businesses throughout the world. And . . . it is still a "little family business" with sons Art and Doug in the Wing management team, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and grandchildren helping throughout the Little Giant Ladder company.