A history built on hard work and innovation.
Pat Harrington opened the doors for business in 1998 in Post Falls, Idaho as a welding, fabrication, and machine shop. Utilizing a 2 car garage to start building up clientele Pat could see the business was beginning to grow rapidly and it was time for a new location. In 2004 Pat purchased 5 acres across town and moved the company into the newly built shop and office.
As business continued to grow while servicing the mining and aluminum industry, Solid Rock saw the need for higher end gate automation entry and wanted to begin developing a system all of its own.
Solid Rock started developing the patent for their Lift Gate operators’ in 2007. Their main focus was to create a lift gate operator that could be manually opened with less effort than a swing gate, knowing that if this could be accomplished the automation potential would be endless. In 2009 that goal was accomplished with Patent # 7594357
Solid Rock currently has a Powder Coating shop, Sand Blasting shop, Gate Automation shop, and full service Welding, Fabrication, and Machine shop. In 2011 Pat saw the need to expand once again and brought in business partner Mike Boviall to manage and oversee the Welding and Fabrication division of the business. With Mike as his new partner, the gate automation division started receiving the attention it needed. Soon to come, Solid Rock acquired its first UL325 certification for its Hydraulic Lift Gate operating system. This was the first UL325 certification issued for a lift gate operator in the country. As the companies’ automation division continued to grow it was time to rebrand the product line and launch a Gate Automation company focused strictly on manufacturing.
Built stronger. And smarter.
Solid Rock gates are developed and manufactured by Journeyman Fabricators and AWS Certified D1.1 Welders with a combined experience of more than 100 years in the mining and structural steel industries. The technical staff has remained with the company throughout the creation of each system and continues to innovate the product line to stay one step ahead with the development of new technology.
Solid Rock delivers, distributes and services lift gates and operator systems from coast to coast. No matter your location in the United States, you can benefit from the eye-catching design and game-changing function of Solid Rock’s innovative and easy to install lift gates and operating systems.