The company traces its roots back to 1870 when a young millwright named G. Frederick Erdle formed a partnership with a friend along Brown’s Race in Rochester, New York. They made grain separators and bran dusters, both of which required perforated components. At the time, there was also a demand for custom perforated metals for the grain and decorative product industries. As markets changed, Erdle’s flair for innovation helped develop drilling machines and even perforating presses. In 1905, the company was incorporated in New York State and became Erdle Perforating Company.
Erdle opened a second perforating and fabrication plant in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1975 as industry moved south. The automotive plants offered immense opportunities and Erdle became a major supplier of perforated products such as airbags, exhaust components and interior panels.
Today, Erdle Perforating has emerged as a leader in the perforating industry. We are the only perforating company with two plants, and the only one with quality systems registered by Underwriters Laboratories to ISO 9001:2008 requirements. In addition, we offer engineered products and value added capability to make completed products. Erdle continues to maintain its flair for innovation by providing perforated metals, plastics and paper to over 25 major markets. We pride ourselves in superior customer service. Our goal is to fully satisfy customer requirements… and everyone at Erdle strives to exceed those expectations.