How to pronounce ALMACO
ALMACO was founded in 1884 by the Allan family in Ames, IA as a blacksmith shop. In the 1960's, the founder's great-grandson Wendall Allan started manufacturing small seed research equipment under the "ALMACO" brand name. This was derived as an acronym of "Allan Machine Company."
In 1978 Wendall sold the research equipment manufacturing division, along with the ALMACO name to Gary W Clem. The business was moved to its current location in Nevada, IA in 1982. Gary and his two sons are still active in the business.
Gary Clem at the new facility in Nevada, 1982.