Founded in 1884 by William and August Timpte, Timpte is a manufacturer of dry bulk commodity hopper bottom trailers.
August Timpte forms August Timpte Wagon and Carriage Works
William Timpte forms Wm. Timpte Carriage Works
August and William Timpte merge their two shops into one company, the Timpte Brothers Wagon Company. The company designed and manufactured buggies, carriages, light spring wagons for mining, commerce and local delivery, and heavy brewery wagons.
August and William Timpte retire.
Sons T.C. “Tony” Timpte and C.A. “Clem” Timpte take over the company.
The company focuses on manufacturing bodies for the early motor chassis.
Timpte’s first semi-trailer was produced and was set on a chassis furnished by Fruehauf.
The company begins producing trailer chassis.
During WWII, the vast majority of the company’s production was dedicated to supporting the war effort.
Tony Timpte bought out his cousin Clem and the company was incorporated as Timpte, Inc.
Product line narrowed to trailers, truck bodies, and sleeper cabs.
The first level floor grain trailer was produced.
Tony Timpte sells company to Ohio Brass Company.
After devoting almost 50 years of his life to Timpte and the transportation industry of America, Tony Timpte died in May of 1961
Grain hopper trailer developed.
The Timpte division of Ohio Brass is purchased by a group of employees and friends led by Timpte officers, Bob Ruland, Jim Lakin, Ray Bissell, and Tom Gamel.
Timpte Industries, Inc., a holding company, was formed.
Timpte Industries purchases Beall Equipment of Colorado and forms Timpte-Beall, Inc.
Timpte opened a new manufacturing facility in David City, Nebraska devoted entirely to manufacturing grain trailers.
Timpte-Beall is sold.
Company opens a modern 170,000 square foot refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Wayne, Nebraska.
Company sells refrigerated trailer business and the Wayne plant to Great Dane Trailers. Efforts are concentrated on the production of aluminum grain trailers.
Timpte celebrates 125th Anniversary.