EKL Machine Company began in Philadelphia in 1979. At 23 years old young Ed Lydon set up shop in a single rented garage with only one lathe. Launched by motivation and desire, his vision of building a high-precision tool manufacturing plant, exclusively servicing the canning industry led to the EKL of today. As he gained experience, Ed came to understand precisely what can makers' requirements were and modeled the company to support the modern can maker with everything they needed to make a quality product with on-time delivery.
"We are one community. Strive to treat co-workers, customers and suppliers in the manner one wishes to be treated"
EDWARD K. LYDON
Founder & President
Ed recognized the benefit of hiring motivated employees who could be trained on-site, instilling in all the importance of exceeding expectations and, through his leadership, a strong work ethic. Over the years the EKL team has grown to include a group of dedicated individuals who take pride in the work they do every step of the way. Ed continues to play a significant role in guiding the company as well as exploring new areas for expansion.