C & K Lord, Inc. was founded in 1947 by Charles Lord and his brother Kenneth. By 1969, C & K Lord, Inc. had become one of the largest metal fabricators on the Delmarva Peninsula. At first, their main products were sheet metal and duct work. They eventually developed experience in metal fabrication and all types of welding, especially in the fabrication of tanks and stacks. After the death of Kenneth, Charles continued the growth of his business. After 25 years, in 1969, Charles made a major expansion of the business. The company logo became "If it's made of metal, we make it." Fabrication equipment and expertise to manufacture conveyors and conveyor systems was added. Growth of the company continued, largely due to customer service, quality workmanship and dependability.

About this time, Charles son, Ken, was working his way up through the shop and customer service from the nuts and bolts up. Ken worked his way up to shop foreman. At Charles death, in 1989, Ken became president and assumed the management role at C & K Lord, Inc., as he continues the tradition today.

Ken has carried on with the traditions of quality and service to his customers. Ken has surpassed his father's 1969 goal of increasing business to increase sales to the entire Delmarva Peninsula. Ken started by realizing the changes in the world workplace, modernized equipment and aggressively went after new customers, as well as servicing old customers. C & K Lord, Inc. made a plant expansion in 2000. Ken added CNC equipment to the shop and CAD design and layout capabilities via the Internet available to production machines in the shop. This was a unique step for a small fabrication shop with a hands on owner. A water jet capability was added in 2006 to meet the challenges of new production techniques.

In 2008 C & K Lord, Inc. moved to a new location on Moose Lodge Road in Cambridge. This allowed adequate space for a Laser and CNC brake to meet customers' needs for value added service.

In 2012 a CNC Brake was added. In 2013 a second CNC brake to meet customer needs. A CNC mill and CNC lathe were added. We can now create dies to create specialized parts for our customers

C & K Lord, Inc., located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland has extended its territory much further than Charles Lord could have imagined. While still located in Cambridge, Maryland, job sites extend to all of Maryland; north to New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine; west to Illinois, and Colorado; south to Virginia and Louisiana. C & K Lord, Inc. has also designed and fabricated equipment for export. C & K Lord, Inc. has also received and rigged in imported equipment (Tetra Pac) to local plants.

C & K Lord, Inc.'s customers range from publicly held corporations to small local companies, as well as individuals. A range of expertise has been developed in many areas: food production and packaging equipment for seafood, vegetables and bakeries, aseptic processors, conveyors of all types, custom designed environmental equipment, value added manufacturing and the list goes on and on.