A.E. Johnson founded our manufacturing business in 1929, focusing on custom built equipment, machines and farm implements in an era where there were no standards or mass-produced options. A.E. Johnson is credited with creating one of the first Hi-Rail solutions for trucks, giving them the ability to drive on roads as well as railways. By the 1950s, A.E.’s children started to take over the family business. Arville, Arbie, Bubba and Ruby continued to manufacture custom equipment and implements. In 1957 they were approached by a feed mill to make America’s first hydraulic powered machine to press out protein and mineral blocks. This innovation lead to the need to develop machinery to assist in the weighing of products to be pressed or bagged, and by the 1960s, these weighing machines became primary product lines. With the development of the bagging scale, Johnson & Sons established itself as a vital partner for the feed mill industry and many others with similar applications. Today, Johnson & Sons still operates out Elgin, Texas, and provides end-to-end bagging solutions for manual, semi-automatic and fully-automatic bagging lines. Over the years, we have found success by listening to our customers and anticipating the evolving needs of ever-changing industries.