Morris, MN 56267
Superior Industries, LLC
Headquartered in Morris, Minnesota, Superior Industries, LLC was established in 1972 as a subsidiary of Schmidgall Sand and Gravel. Our founder, Neil Schmidgall, began manufacturing custom built conveyors, gravel washing plants, crushing plants and other equipment for his father’s gravel business and other area companies. To keep up with the growing demand in the region, the market needed more portable gravel processing equipment so Neil focused on building equipment that was easy to move from site to site. By the end of 1974, Schmidgall Sand and Gravel dissolved. That year also marked the start of a new venture for Neil and his growing group of employees. It’s the year we started manufacturing conveyor idlers which grew Superior’s reach outside west central Minnesota. That was the beginning. From there our rapid growth and product development have pushed us well outside the boundaries of those gravel pits near Morris and into global markets we only once dreamed about.
Today, Superior Industries manufactures a complete line of portable and stationary conveying equipment, as well as conveyor idlers, pulleys and a host of related component accessories. Patents on several product lines have given us an edge in the niche markets of transferring and stockpiling minerals. Arguably our most well-known product, Superior’s TeleStacker® conveyor is popular in ship, barge and rail loading as well as unloading applications for sugar, sulfur, sand, rock, coal and wood. This innovative conveyor is designed to raise and travel radially to eliminate stockpile compaction and segregation, but can also be programmed to fill a rectangular area like a ship’s cargo hold. Since its original design, the TeleStacker conveyor list of features and options have grown as well its size. Superior manufactures the largest, most productive, telescoping radial stacking conveyor on the market today.
Other products with patents include our PowerStacker® conveyor and Pinnacle® conveyors, both radial stackers are designed for seamless, quick transitions from an operation to road travel mode. Developed and first marketed in the mid-2000’s, our RazerTail® truck unloader moves material from belly and end-dump trucks in minutes and vastly increases operational cycle times. Then in 2007, came the design and development of our Chevron® wing pulley. The innovative v-shape design deflects fugitive material and saves conveyor belting from traditional wear and tear we came to accept as just part of the job.
Aiding in our sales effort is a dedicated group of equipment dealers and conveyor component distributors throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and into parts of Central America. This group partners with us and owns exclusive rights in their regional territories to sell and service Superior products. Together, we’ve expanded Superior’s presence to a now global level with products used on almost every continent.
Today, our company employs a staff of more than 800 and maintains a half-million square feet of manufacturing space in Morris, Minnesota, Prescott Valley, Arizona, and Norcross, Georgia. With a strong commitment to our core values and vigilant dedication towards the development of Superior employees, our future is strong and exciting to imagine!
Culture of Opportunity
16% annual growth rate
Employees in 20 states
Facilities in 7 states
Products on 6 continents