In 1963, Frank Blaze and Len Pollack combined their talent and names to form Franklen Equipment. They specialized in gas station pumps, meters and small industrial metering. In 1970 our current president, Ron Bergmark joined the company as a sales representative. He purchased the company in 1971 after the death of Len Pollack.
Our first location was in an old Sinclair gas station across the street from Midway Airport on 55th street. A few years later the company moved to a larger location on 63rd street near Oak Park Avenue. As the business grew and association with petroleum companies increased, a much larger facility was needed to handle large pipeline meter repair.
To accommodate this growth, in 1989 the company moved to a 5 acre site located in New Lenox, Illinois. This is where we are currently located just east of Joliet, a short distance from interstate 80. This increased space enabled Franklen to expand into the sales and service of all types of liquid measurement equipment. Whether it's petroleum, chemicals, water or any other liquid, Franklen Equipment, Inc. has the solution.