Dove Equipment was founded in 1967 and—like many other businesses in the Peoria area—started out as primarily a supplier to Caterpillar. When Dove was started, lubrication systems and repair parts were at the heart of the business. As our customers evolved, so did we, and Dove now has five locations with engineering and technical salesmen that specialize in industrial and automotive coatings systems.
In 2014, Dove Equipment was acquired by ICAFe and has continued to grow. Our United States headquarters is still located in East Peoria, IL, and our Mexico headquarters is located in Monterrey, Nuevo León.
Dove Equipment specializes in the design and engineering of fluid handling systems for automotive and general industry. An increasing amount of our focus is dedicated to automation and integrating robots into finishing processes. We have the ability to build our own electrical panels and interface our controls with a variety of other systems manufacturer’s equipment.
Dove Equipment founded by Vern Winemiller in East Peoria, IL.
Dove Equipment becomes the largest distributor of Graco products to the industrial finishing market
Dove Equipment Mexico is founded in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, with sales offices and warehousing
All outstanding stock of both Barker-Rockford and Dove Equipment is purchased by joint Employee Stock Ownership Program. Both companies become 100% employee-owned.
Sales office and engineering location opened in Querétero, Mexico.
Evolution of a Leader. Design and engineering of fluid handling systems, Automation and Robotics.
Dove Equipment sold to Barker-Rockford and becomes the industrial finishing division of a company that specializes in hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power systems1980
Sales offices and warehousing are opened in Puebla, Mexico2000
Dove Equipment is acquired by ICAFe, Inc. of Waukesha, WI.2014