American Lubrication Equipment is the premier marketer of lubrication equipment in the United States. We are a full line, value-added lubrication equipment supplier. We provide field support, application and technical assistance and unparalleled serivce. Our products are distributed through our national network of equipment specialists, installers and service centers.

It's no secret: manufacturing has become global. In order to be competitive, more manufacturers are moving production offshore and becoming marketers. American Lube has always been a marketer. We are extremely efficient and flexible because we have none of the legacy manufacturing costs associated with manufacturing plants, property and equipment.

As a family-owned company started in 1918, we have grown from a regional distributor into a national marketing company. With large standing inventories in Maryland and California, American Lube delivers products throughout the country faster than anyone.

American Lube has spent the last four decades developing superior technology that we bring to the US market at an affordable price. As a result, we are proud to say that our product line is by far the broadest in the industry and represents the best value for you, our customer.

American Lubrication Equipment Corporation Timeline

December 18, 1918
The Alemite Company of Maryland is founded by Charles F. Eck in Baltimore Maryland

1920s
Marketing was expanded to car dealers through newly packaged automotive kits

Late 1920s
Complete lines of petroleum products and lubrication equipment expand the company's product base

1930s
Added first line of industrial lubrication equipment

1940s
All-out effort to supply the U.S. government for the war.

Charles F. Eck served as a dollar-a-year man in Washington

Post-War 1950s
Continued to grow and expand its product base, adding a complete line of automotive, marine and industrial instruments

1950s & 1960s
Solid growth years for the company, which moved 6 times to larger facilities in Baltimore

1960s & 1970s
Among one of the first companies to be fully computerized.

C. Franklin Eck, Jr presided over a major re-engineering of the company from a predominately single-source supplier to multiple supply sources

1980
Founder, Charles F. Eck is succeeded as president by C. Franklin Eck, Jr

October 1988
Changed name to American Lubrication Equipment Corporation

1990s
Company grew from a Mid-Atlantic regional operation to a major East Coast distribution center

1997
Became a truly national distributor, opening office and warehouse facilities on the West Coast in Anaheim, CA that allow it to fully serve national accounts in all states

October 2009
Moved to present headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD

2015
C. Franklin Eck is succeeded as president by Eben Eck