Lake Country Manufacturing

Lake Country Manufacturing is a privately owned manufacturer of buffing and polishing products. By delivering high-quality, value-added products all Lake Country products contribute to your profitability.

The History of Lake Country Manufacturing

Began in 1977

In 1977, Jim Schneider purchased the former Milwaukee Tanning company from the Knoernschild family and changed the name to Lake Country Manufacturing.

From Milwaukee Tanning to Lake Country

Milwaukee Tanning was established in 1883 by the Knoernschild family and manufactured 4 main lines of goods: sheepskin apparel, powder puffs, leather dice cups and sheepskin buffing pads. During the first decade of ownership, Jim slowly sold off the other portions of the company to focus solely on the buffing industry. The business started in a 10,000 square foot building in Merton, Wisconsin.