|Date Listed||May 15, 2018|
|Company||Wikk Industries, Inc.|
The Wikkerink name has been known and respected in the door industry for more than 50 years. Lee Wikkerink and his father, Lance, worked together at several major automatic door manufacturing firms before starting their own company. Lee Wikkerink established Wikk Industries, Inc., in 1980 to advance a balanced door hardware product line. The company also developed a line of automatic door carpet controls and what would become the industry standard of “Knowing Act” automatic door devices, commonly called switches.
By 1984, Lee’s daughters were working with him in the research, refinement, and production of the switch line. When the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in 1991, Wikk already had a presence in the market with its comprehensive selection of switches, mounts, and accessories that was trademarked in 1996 as AccessAbility.
Today Lee’s daughter Lori Bedard leads the company and continues to expand the AccessAbility line in response to the design, installation, and security challenges presented to architects, specifiers, and security and access control specialists who must meet strict access requirements.