Murray Machinery

Murray Machinery

From the turn of the last century through 1988 Murray Machinery was the industry leader in dam gate hoist equipment.  Murray Machinery was originally known as D.J.Murray Manufacturing Company.  The firm manufactured and marketed dam gate hoists and other products under the MURCO brand name.

Don Lemke, founder of Lemke Industrial Machine, worked in the engineering department at Murray Machinery from 1963 through 1973.  In 1973 Don decided to set out on his own and he established Lemke Industrial Machine.  In 1988 Murray Machinery made the decision to exit the dam gate hoist market.  Don approached Murray Machinery and purchased all the dam gate hoist designs, drawings, and the rights to manufacture the product.

Today Lemke Industrial Machine has nearly all the original Murray Machinery dam gate hoist drawings.  We routinely provide parts and assemblies, made from the original drawings, as well as provide complete rehabilitation to vintage Murray Machinery dam gate hoist equipment.

Please contact us at, sales@lemkeindustrial.com, for service of your Murray Machinery dam gate hoist.