Advance 95th Anniversary Photo Book


Join Advance Equipment Manufacturing in celebrating 95 years of USA manufacturing by flipping through the evolution from a carpenter making pasting tables in his garage to becoming an international brand.

Advance Marks 95 Years of Industry Innovation


Since 1922, from its humble beginnings in the garage of founder August Wedekind, Advance Equipment Manufacturing Company has been at the forefront of the industry. Wedekind began manufacturing paste tables, trestles, and paste boards in anticipation of the coming popularity of wallpaper. His foresight, along with the high quality of his products, brought him success: this year, Advance celebrates 95 years of continuous operation. Wedekind’s business, Advance, is still a family-owned operation (now on its fifth generation), survived the Great Depression, a world war, and decades of change. In a rapidly evolving world, Advance has proven its staying power time and again, growing over the years and continually expanding its product offerings. Advance is proud to recognize its 95 years of success and looks forward to leading the way through the coming decades of change.

Walls & Ceilings features Advance Equipment Tornado Mixer


The Tornado Mixers are a versatile and durable tool that are easy to clean. Designed with a high-tech, robust plastic paddle, it will not tear up the inside of a plastic bucket.

Read the full article at Walls & Ceilings.

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Advance Equipment Launches New, Trade-Friendly Website

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Advance Equipment launches a new website on. The site features extensive, well-organized product information to help trade workers take full advantage of the company’s high-quality, American-made tools.

The website, designed to have a more simple and intuitive user interface, uses the latest in mobile-friendly technology and displays beautifully on all major browsers.

Advance Equipment took the same approach to the website redesign as it does with its manufacturing: everything is created with the professional in mind. Product tagging and a website search make it easy to find whatever tool is right for the job — whether it’s for drywall, wallcovering or painting. The new website also features product and machine how-to videos, making it simple to choose exactly the right tool while knowing precisely how it will perform.

Advance Equipment has been manufacturing and selling tools in the U.S.A. since 1922. The company has built its reputation on high quality, high value  American made tools. Founded by carpenter and contractor August Wedekind, the company ensures each of its tools makes it faster and easier for trade workers to do their jobs, and to be confident their tools will perform day in and day out.

For over 92 years the company has grown its legacy in the heart of Chicago, and continues to be family-run in its fourth generation. While August Wedekind began his business making simple tools to put up wallpaper, the company now has a wide range of specialized wallcovering tools, as well as tools for painting and drywall.

For information on the company’s latest news and industry updates, visitors can go to the News section on the homepage of The new website makes it easy for users to share products and pages with others across their favorite social media network. The company’s website will also feature product giveaways in order so that trade workers can review the newest products from Advance.

Advance Equipment invites professionals and trade workers to give feedback on its new website by contacting

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Located in Chicago, IL, Advance Equipment Manufacturing has been manufacturing drywall, painting, and wallcovering tools since 1922. From our family to yours, we present the highest quality in American-manufactured tools.

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