More Than 130 Years of Innovation

In 1882 the LISK Company was formed and began designing and manufacturing bakeware. By 1910 George Washington LISK had opened a small sheet metal shop on a portion of land that our current U.S. headquarters now occupies. The G.W. LISK Company in Clifton Springs, New York started out in 1910 making cake pans, tin pails and spraying devices. Over one hundred years later, those utilitarian goods have been replaced by electromechanical products used in the aerospace, defense, on/off highway, and oil & gas markets.

1882-1909

1882 – LISK Company formed
1882 – Patent for bakeware
1888 – LISK Mfg. Co. formed
1890 – Patent for Anti-Rust Pail
1892 – Patent for Self-Sealing Can
1899 – Patent for Spraying Device

1910 - 1953

1910 – G.W. Lisk Co. founded
1925 – Patent for Sprayer
1929 – Harriet Lisk takes over
1937 – Flame arrestor invented
1946 – Isaac Morris takes over
1948 – Linear Solenoids made
1949 – Sprayer business sold
1953 – GW Lisk is incorporated

1953 - 2004

1963 – Cliftronics Rotary Solenoid
1970 – Directional Solenoids
1975 – European Sales formed
1976 – Custom Solenoids introduced
1979 – Lisk Ireland plant opens
1985 – Solenoid Valves introduced
1986 – LVDT introduced
1992 – NG Valves introduced
2001 – Bearings For Proportional Solenoid
2001 – Water-Resistant Encapsulation Solenoid
2003 – Proportional Control Valve for EGR
2004 – Dosing Valve introduced

2005 - Present

2005 – Control System Regulation Air Flow To Engine Intake
2005 – LISK Brand Introduced
2007 – Lisk China facility opens
2012 – Pilot Operated Solenoid Valve
2013 – Marjorie Morris takes over
2014 – System for Purging A Device
2015 – New Tech Center Opens
2015 – Adjustable Doser Valve