Lundberg specializes in the design and supply of Custom Solutions including Engineering, Systems and Equipment for the Process Industries, to meet each client`s unique Environmental, Energy Efficiency and Chemical Processing needs. We offer a full range of services from studies and audits through complete EPC installations. Lundberg has developed a wide range of technologies and solutions designed to help clients manage emissions, improve energy efficiency, modify evaporator systems or increase revenue through the recovery of valuable chemical processing system byproducts. We have deep expertise in the pulp and paper industry and have successfully exported processes and technologies for use in a growing number of other industries, including ethanol production, biomass pelletizing, steel making and wood products manufacturing.
The years of 1975–1976 brought significant changes to Lundberg. New companies were created, new alliances were formed, and a new hire was made that would make a significant impact on the future of the company. AHLI was reborn as A.H. Lundberg Associates, Inc. (AHLA) and LAEL reincorporated as A.H. Lundberg Equipment Ltd. (AHLEL). A new Lundberg company was opened in Austria to serve the Eastern Europe market. Due to civil unrest and nationalization concerns, the office in Portugal was relocated to Belgium.
The year 1975 also marked the arrival of Elmer Guthrie, who was hired to bring under control several projects that were in difficulty. He had extensive project management experience with his previous companies and had been described by Muller as being “…the future man of the hour.” Several other individuals would be brought on board during this time frame who would have a significant role in the growth of the company. Bruce Beckstrom began as the Technical Director in 1977, continuing the technical innovation focus of the company. Rudi Miksa was hired as the South Regional Sales Manager in 1981, while Carl Smith was brought on in 1982 as the Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Both were well known in the industry in their regions, and together with Guthrie and Beckstrom were instrumental in the growth of the company throughout the United States.
More turmoil occurred for AHLA in 1983. Disagreements among the ownership resulted in the departure of Lennart Lundberg from AHLA. Additionally, the partnerships with the European Lundberg companies were dissolved, leaving only the offices in Washington State and British Columbia. As Lundberg went on to pursue other opportunities, Guthrie was named president of AHLA. Guthrie would lead AHLA through the 1980s and ’90s. This period saw a significant increase in environmental regulation in the United States, particularly at the state level. Another change in the business environment in the industry was a move toward vendor-led turnkey, or EPC, contracts. Lundberg was quite successful with environmental projects, and this success, together with success with EPC contracts, led to a significant amount of growth during this period.
Guthrie retired 1999, and Joe Fedler was named the company president. Fedler joined the company in 1981 as a project engineer, rising through the ranks to lead the production department. As president, Fedler led one of the major additions to the Lundberg product line.
Lundberg offers employees and prospective candidates the best of both worlds— a great place to work and a great place to live. Our corporate office is located in Bellevue, Washington, just outside Seattle, a city consistently rated as one of the best cities in America. Enjoy all the culture of a major city while still experiencing the natural beauty of our two mountain ranges, multiple lakes and rivers and year-round golf and skiing. If you are interested in working for a company that not only offers challenging opportunities, but welcomes and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives, we invite you send us your resume.