Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Local company acquires and plans to relocate Colorado-based LSDI to Kimball


October 19, 2017

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

Stephanie Risk-McElroy and husband Ryan McElroy announce the acquisition of Labor Saving Devices, Inc., a Colorado-based small business.

Since 1967, when Forward Kimball Industries first wooed George Risk to move his business west, George Risk Industries (GRI) has been a leading employer in Kimball.

The company, family-owned now for three generations, moved to Kimball with about five employees, mainly manufacturing heatsinks and eventually expanding into security switches and proximity products.

The early years were financially tough for the company, according to long-time employee and board member Dan Douglas.

At some point the business purchased molding machines and began to manufacture key caps for the keyboards they made...

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