IKG ….. There from The Beginning

Pioneer was Walter E. Irving


November 9, 2009


Known as the ‘father of the open steel flooring industry’, Walter E. Irving invented the first grating products in the early years of the 20th century. The Irving Subway Grating Company pioneered production and use of steel gratings throughout the United States, merging in the 1960’s to form IKG Industries with the Kerrigan Iron Works and the Gary Gratings Company. Harsco Corporation formed the IKG Borden Group in 1986.


Harsco IKG carries on the pioneering spirit of its founders, bringing experience, quality and time-tested reliability to its customers today.


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