“Direct Gutters operates only KWM Ironman machines. We standardized on the Ironman because of its reliability and durability. Encompassing nine years and 10 Ironman machines, our experience with KWM Gutterman has been ideal. I am looking forward to another 10 years in partnership with Ken, Keith and their team.”
Gary Kulp, President
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In the early 1960s Karl W. Minor, Sr. was a self-employed roofing, siding, and gutter contractor. He purchased the first continuous gutter forming machine in his area and became very skilled in adjusting and repairing the machines. With an unparalleled reputation, he traveled across the country servicing all types of roll forming equipment.
By the late 1970s, Karl chose to use his expansive knowledge to manufacture his own line of gutter machines. KWM Gutterman, Inc. was established in 1983, and the company has consistently grown and expanded since that time.
Karl passed away in December 2012. His expertise, spirit, and work ethic will continue to live on at KWM, and in the minds and hearts of all who knew him.
Three generations of the Minor family are involved in KWM’s day-to-day operations. Pictured: Ken, KJ, Lois, Keith Jr., Nathan, and Keith.
Building the highest quality gutter machines is in the DNA of the Minor family! Karl has passed down his knowledge to sons, Keith and Ken, who oversee the company’s daily operations. They are masterful in manufacturing KWM’s Ironman and Panther gutter machines, and nationally recognized as experts in adjusting and repairing all types of roll forming equipment.
KWM’s entire product line is manufactured at its 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, 45-miles southwest of Chicago. Adhering to its family values, integrity, and a particularly home-grown way of doing business has made KWM the largest manufacturer and #1 seller of gutter machines in the USA. But the company’s reach is quite global. KWM gutter machines are sold in five continents—North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Keith Minor, Sr
Chief Operating Officer
Ken Minor, Sr
Chief Financial Officer
Keith Minor, Jr
KJ Minor, Jr
Director of Human Resources
Director of Finance
Plant Manager/ Service Technician
Service Technician / Production Supervisor
MRP Operations / CNC
MRP Operations/ Weld and Fab
Office Manager/ Accounting Assistant