Established in 1902, by E.D. Loos, Loos Machine Shop has undergone a lot of changes in the last 100 plus years. E. D. Loos from 1902-1931, Sherman Loos from 1931-1981, finally Kurt Mertens and Dennis Baumgartner from 1981-present; shaping the business into the corporation it is today. Loos Machine has recently expanded to include an automation department, claiming the name Loos Machine & Automation.

Loos Machine & Automation provides engineering, machining, welding, fabricating and automation services. What had started out as a small maintenance and repair shop for local area farmers is now a thriving business paving the path in the food process industry. Although we specialize in custom automated food process equipment for meat/poultry, dairy/cheese, and pizza industries, Loos Machine & Automation also manufactures equipment for the wood and paper industries.  Our highly qualified engineers can custom design our equipment to fit our customer's standards.

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility utilizes modern techniques and machines such as; a  Bystronic Laser Cutting System, CNC Machining Centers, and CNC Press Breaks. Loos Machine has manufactured equipment for many domestic and global companies throughout the United States and World.  Some of our abroad work locations include Israel, UK, Germany, Barbados and Argentina.

Mission Statement

When quality and dependability are what really matters to you, depend on us here at Loos Machine & Automation.


From concept to completion.


At Loos Machine & Automation, we incorporate our customer's input to properly design effective opportunities, producing superior solutions.