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LeFiell Company is a precision engineering, fabricating and manufacturing company based in Reno, Nevada, USA. The company is a world-leading provider of meat processing equipment ranging from slaughterhouse equipment to overhead rail systems. LeFiell overhead rail systems are also used in the material handling arena for industrial laundry, manufacturing and industrial painting.

Mission Statement

LeFiell Company is dedicated to the highest standards of precision engineering and fabrication while providing utmost value and quality to our customers.  Our core values include the following:

  • Delivering outstanding customer service,
  • Dedication and commitment to a positive work environment for our employees,
  • Commitment to ethical business practices,

LeFiell’s commitment to the satisfaction of our customers is a crucial component of our business


NMA (National Meat Assn.)

EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada)

Nevada Manufacturers Assn.

AAMP (American Assn. of Meat Processors)


The LeFiell Company was originally incorporated in 1910 as John's Hanger Company, in San Francisco, manufacturing parlor door hangers. In 1917 it was acquired by Mr. A. E. LeFiell and given its present name, LeFiell Company. As the city of San Francisco rebuilt following the 1906 earthquake, the demand for food and food processing machinery grew with it. LeFiell's expertise in parlor door hangers was easily adaptable to the meat industry's overhead rail system needs. Until this point, the equipment had to be purchased in Chicago and shipped west via rail. LeFiell was now in the meat industry. 

In the late 1920’s LeFiell began to establish its dominance in the meat industry when it designed and patented the first prefabricated overhead rail switches. This innovation solved major material handling problem for butchers and brought national attention to LeFiell Company.  During WWII LeFiell Company was called upon by the U.S. Navy to provide shipboard meat storage equipment and portable slaughterhouses, further developing LeFiell's expertise.

In 1961, the Schmidt family, owners of Cincinnati Butcher’s Supply Company acquired LeFiell. LeFiell became part of the industry's largest manufacturer of meat processing machinery dating back to 1886. Baldwin S. Schmidt later acquired the company from his family, and elevated LeFiell to an international level. Under Mr. Schmidt’s guidance, the company continued to grow, developed several innovative products, and in 1994 moved the company to its present home in Reno, Nevada. In 2010, LeFiell Company will celebrate its centennial.

Today, LeFiell is a precision engineering and fabrication company with a wealth of knowledge and experience steeped in tradition. The LeFiell Company meat processing equipment is still the industry leader, while new industries such as warehouse material handling, industrial laundry transport and industrial painting have discovered the LeFiell advantage. Custom fabricating jobs have been designed and built by LeFiell’s highly skilled team.

Major Awards:    
Supplier of the Year   National Meat Association
Product Innovation Award    American Meat Institute
Small Business Exporter of the Year (NV)   Small Business Administration
Nevada Exporter of the Year   State of Nevada/Kenny Guinn, Governor
Excellence in Commerce Award   Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce
Industry Appreciation Award   State of Nevada/Bob Miller, Governor

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