Founded more than six decades ago, we have grown to become North America’s largest manufacturer of expanded metal for filters, and more. Wallner Expac has evolved from a stamping shop to a state-of-the-art, world class manufacturing entity with over 100,000 square feet across three locations. We attribute our success to quality craftsmanship, a highly skilled workforce, a dedicated management team, and our unyielding commitment to total customer satisfaction.
1952 – Rudolf leaves Germany with his family and arrives in New York
1959 – Rudolf moves to California and starts Wallner Tooling & Stamping
1968 – Wallner’s first expanded metal machine prototype is developed
1972 – Wallner Tooling & Stamping builds 4 expanded metal lines to produce automotive air filter outer and inner wraps
1975 – Introduces expanded metal as a replacement for welded wire used in filter media backing
1977 – Expac is created and becomes the supplier of HVAC material
1978 – Land acquired in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for growth and what is to become company headquarters
1990 – Expac merges with Wallner Tooling to form Wallner Tooling/Expac
1997 – Rancho Cucamonga facility expands by 24,000 sq. ft. to accommodate HVAC growth
1998 – Kennesaw facility expands by 23,000 sq. ft. to support continued growth of East Coast markets
2001 – Wallner Tooling/Expac expands to South Korea by establishing a partnership with Samkwang Electronics Group forming Samkwang Wallner Co. LTD
2004 – Wallner relocates to a newer building in Rancho Cucamonga to support freight logistics
2007 – Wallner Tooling/Expac significantly increases HVAC production capacity through a strategic acquisition
2013 – Wallner Tooling/Expac hosts an open house to showcase new equipment in the Diversified Products Division
2014 – Wallner Tooling/Expac awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,696,781 for X-Mesh®
2015 – A second Kennesaw, GA building opens exclusively for the Diversified Products Division. Wallner Tooling/Expac rebrands its name to Wallner Expac.
2016 – New manufacturing plant opens in El Paso to support Midwest market growth
2017 – Wallner Expac relocates and consolidates corporate headquarters to new, larger plant in Ontario, CA
2019 – Wallner Expac launches MicroForm® expanded metal product line
2020 – As an essential manufacturer, Wallner Expac continues operations to provide filter manufacturers with needed expanded metals.
2021 – After 62 years of significant growth, company ownership is transferred to all employees, making Wallner Expac a 100% employee-owned company.
2021 – Georgia HVAC and Diversified Products Divisions are consolidated into one location.
From a small stamping house in Van Nuys, California to a worldwide corporation, founder Rudolf Wallner brought the company to where it stands today. By utilizing his mastery and skills gained from his experiences in Germany and the United States, Rudolf built a strong family business that continues to grow and diversify into new markets. His legacy serves as inspiration and guidance for both current and future Wallner Expac employees to embrace innovation and challenge themselves as well as the norm.Back to Top
Our mission is to continually engineer and deliver innovative and environmentally sensitive solutions to a diverse range of markets worldwide.Back to Top
Our vision is to be at the forefront of manufacturing custom solutions by promoting ideation and innovation within our company and focusing on the growth and cultivation of our people as well as our products.Back to Top
Wallner Expac Strives to manufacture environmentally sensitive products in a setting that encourages all employees to pursue the unlimited opportunities for improvement in quality, productivity, and service to our customers.
We Are Committed to supply our customers with high quality, cost effective products by engineering and executing innovative solutions.
We Are Dedicated to continually strengthen the effectiveness of our Quality Management System by establishing and reviewing quality objectives.
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Wallner Expac, Inc. maintains certain policies to guide its employees with respect to standards of conduct expected in areas where improper activities could damage the Company’s reputation and otherwise result in serious adverse consequences to the Company and to employees involved. The purpose of this Policy is to set forth standards of conduct and practices with respect to certain types of payments and political contributions.
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