In 1965, Delbert 'Bus' Brown designed and built the first Tommy Lift
hydraulic liftgate in his machine shop in Woodbine, Iowa. Named after
his son, the Tommy Lift original hydraulic liftgate was designed to help
move heavy loads into and out of pickup trucks.
Woodbine after 40 years, Tommy Gate Company has a newly-expanded 150,000
square foot factory with a state-of-the-art production system that
manufactures today's finest liftgates.