Fisher Hydraulics is located in a small community in northwest Iowa in a 102,000 square foot complex. With a dedicated staff leading them, our greatest asset is our people. For our customers we will manufacture a single cylinder or a truckload of cylinders to your exact specifications.
In 1967 J & L Manufacturing was founded in Laurens, Iowa as a sub-contract machine shop. In 1988 the company's name was changed to Fisher Hydraulics, Inc. Since its inception, the company has focused on the production of hydraulic cylinders and components, becoming a leading manufacturer of such products for industries including log splitters, industrial and construction machinery, and farm and truck equipment manufacturing. In 2000 Ligon Industries, LLC of Birmingham, AL acquired Fisher Hydraulics.
Gold Star was started in 1984 and was moved to Laurens, Iowa in 1985. Original products were machine parts for another hydraulic cylinder manufacturer. A natural progression was the movement into hydraulic cylinder production. The company was purchased by Kaydon Corp. in 1996 along with Seabee Hydraulics in Hampton, Iowa, Great Bend Industries in Great Bend, Kansas, and Victor Fluid Power in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Victor Fluid Power was closed in 2000 and that product was moved to Seabee and Gold Star.
On January 1, 2002 Ligon Industries bought certain assets of Kaydon Fluid Power. Two companies were formed. Fisher Hydraulics and Gold Star were merged into Fisher Gold Star. On February 28, 2005 Fisher Gold Star’s name was changed to Fisher Hydraulics. The name change brings “Hydraulics” back into our name. We pride ourselves in being an extremely competitive producer with lead-times matched to customer needs while maintaining a high quality product engineered to meet our customer's specifications.
Other additions to our hydraulic cylinder group of companies have been HDM Hydraulics of Tonawanda, NY in September of 2003, Ramrod Industries of Spencer, Wi. in February of 2005, Hydratech of Fresno, Ca. in March of 2006, and Hydraulic Technologies of Galion, Oh. in September of 2007.