|IF IT'S MADE OF METAL, WE MAKE IT!
|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
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
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
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.