History

1984: Hans Wolf starts a rep company called Marshall Wolf Associates. His first product line is part of the United Electric Controls electronic line.


1985: Marshall Wolf Associates becomes a consultant rep for Dickson Co. and Omron.


1986: Hans also becomes a rep for ABB and Keyence. The business has outgrown their home, Hans and Kathy buy an old office building on Main Street.
1987: The focus shifts to distribution and Marshall Wolf Automation is incorporated.

1989: Hans and Kathy outgrow the current office building and purchase an old house that they convert into an office.

1990: They build a 5,000 square foot, two story warehouse behind the office building.
1994: Once again, the business has outgrown the building. Hans and Kathy purchase the building next door from Century 21 and begin renovations. To the right, is our 1997 newsletter!

1995: Sales and Marketing staff are moved into the new building while Accounting, Purchasing and Warehousing remain in the original office.

1996: Our area code changes from 708 to 847. Back in these days it is a major deal to reprint letterhead, business cards and line cards!
2004: www.WolfAutomation.com enters the e-commerce world! It is very exciting to see our first web orders placed online.

2008: The accounting and sales systems are completely overhauled and converted to Microsoft Navision.


2009: We introduce our new logo and look, we switch our corporate colors from black, red and silver to green and black.

2009: Hans and Kathy’s three children (Christina, Karin and Jonathan) become equal shareholders in the business.
2012: The Sales and Marketing building is completely renovated to maximize space and streamline operations. Marshall Wolf Automation organizes into three focus groups; outside sales, web advertising and a system integration and engineering division.


2013: The lower level of our original office building is overhauled and now houses our Purchasing and Inventory Management team.
2014: Our conference room gets a makeover and we continue to improve our internal systems, including an upgrade to Microsoft Navision.
2015: Our website is undergoing a complete change and will integrate with our Navision ERP system. We expand our Outside Sales, Customer Service and Inside Sales departments.

2016: Our new website is released, including full integration with our ERP system. Our new site offers our customers an extremely user-friendly experience.

2017: We continue to expand with new product lines. Our systems integration division doubles their space!
2018: Our founder, CEO, beloved mentor and friend, Hans Wolf, passes away. We all pull together to get through and make him proud. A new website is released in September.
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