Established in 1944, ICAFe, Inc. has become one of the largest and well-respected distributors of industrial finishing equipment in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The company, with headquarters in Waukesha, WI, is in its third generation of family ownership. ICAFe continues to grow and expand into new markets by being forward-thinking, maintaining positive customer-client relationships, and embracing the creativity of its dedicated staff.
ICAFe specializes in system integration and providing custom turnkey solutions to clients’ unique finishing processes. Within ICAFe Companies, our particular expertise lies in process equipment related to the washing and pretreatment of parts. We understand the importance of proper surface treatment and the challenges involved in achieving maximum adhesion and durability in a coating process.
Harry Goldsmith founds Harry Goldsmith & Associates in Milwaukee, WI. The company provided specialty chemicals to local businesses that were involved in the war effort.
The company is renamed to more accurately reflect the business they conduct. Co-owner Clifford Hemmer, a former school teacher and U.S. Army colonel with a background in chemestry, settles on Industrial Chemical and Finishing Equipment, Inc. (ICAFe, Inc.).
The 'e' in the ICAFe is written lowercase as a play on the chemical symbol for iron -- Fe.
ICAFe surpasses $1 million in yearly sales of Binks equipment for the first time.
ICAFe acquires O'Donohue Industries of Waukesha, WI, and greatly expands its offerings in parts washing and metal preparation.
ICAFe acquires M&M Supply -- a finishing products distributor bases out of Green Bay, WI.
ICAFe acquires the Industrial Division of Seneca Companies and names the newly formed company Seneca Fluid Technologies, Inc
ICAFe Inc, From Preparation to Finish ICAFe has you covered. ICAFe continues to grow and expand into new markets by being forward-thinking, maintaining positive customer-client relationships, and embracing the creativity of its dedicated staff.
Alex Dziedzic buys Harry Goldsmith & Associates, and the company became Alex B. Dziedzic & Associates.1950
ICAFe relocates to Waukesha, WI where headquarters remains to this day1999
ICAFe acquires Waukesha-based RPM Industries in its first strategic acquisition.2001
ICAFe acquires Production Concepts Incorporated - a metal plating company based out of Woodstock, IL.2008
ICAFe acquires Dove Equipment of East Peoria, IL and vastly expands its geographical presence and engineering capabilities.2014