Lee Shuknecht & Sons, Inc. has changed the evolution of onion harvesting technology. Our commitment over the last 30 years has been to develop and manufacture onion equipment which will produce the highest quality onions, reduce labor costs, handle a high volume of product and produce high quality dependable equipment for our customers. We have engineered and developed equipment for a total harvesting and packing shed system. Lee Shuknecht & Sons, Inc. is located in the heart of agricultural land in Western New York State. Founded in 1974, we specialize in engineering and manufacturing agricultural equipment.
Lee Shuknecht & Sons, Inc. is located in the heart of agricultural country in Western New York State, and was founded in 1974 by Joan & Lee Shuknecht. Lee grew up on a local family owned dairy farm in Elba, NY. After high school he worked for a local equipment dealer and then an Industrial Equipment manufacturer. While working for a local repair shop farmers expressed the need for better onion harvesting equipment, and Lee decided to start his own fabrication and repair business that would work closely with local onion growers. Lee designed and built a self-propelled onion harvester and since then the company has grown and the equipment has evolved. In the late 80’s the business moved to a new and larger location which includes a farm parts store and full machine shop. Lee and Joan’s two sons, Dale and Marc, and daughter Wendy, currently run the business and are looking to the third generation to continue in Lee’s footsteps.