Shupper-Brickle Equipment mourns the passing and fondly remembers founder Francis Brickle who passed away August 11, 2013 in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Born in 1922, Francis J. Brickle (“Brick”) earned the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army in World War II. He later earned his engineering degree from Marquette University and began his career with Pawling & Harnischfeger of Milwaukee Wisconsin. He graduated from the Harnischfeger Crane Institute and worked as a sales engineer for P & H.
In 1969, Mr. Brickle partnered with the late John Shupper to found a corporation that specialized in hoists and overhead cranes, the Shupper-Brickle Equipment Company. His vision was to supply his customers with as many different industry brands as possible, and he worked tirelessly to expand the company’s offering.
Mr. Brickle retired from the company in 2002 but continued to take an interest in its growth and development. He was proud to know the modern Shupper-Brickle Equipment built on his carefully constructed framework and now provides services and custom-manufactured overhead material handling equipment.