Our enthusiasm for this business has stood the test of time. It has continued through three generations of a single family devoting themselves to the manufacture of motors and related power transmission components. It began over 80 years ago with Emil Doerr at St. Louis Electrical Works, later renamed Baldor Electric, with Emil as the co-founder. In 1939, Emil's son Lee and two of his brothers founded Doerr Electric. Finally, in 1972, Lee's sons formed LEESON Electric Corporation. Few American companies can trace their roots so deeply, and fewer still can draw upon such a wealth of electric motor manufacturing experience.
Today we supply a large number of accounts in the United States, Canada, and the world. Our AC motor line begins in the sub-fractional frame sizes and extends to hundreds of horsepower. In addition, we produce DC permanent magnet motors through 3 HP and sub-fractional geared and non-geared motors from 1/150th HP through 1/4 HP in AC and DC designs, as well as other specialty motors including brushless DC and precision servo motors. Our Lincoln Motors brand offers the "Ultimate E" inverter-rated insulation system on our 1HP and larger frame three phase motors. A range of AC and DC drives addresses the expanding market for adjustable speed motion control systems.