In the beginning, there was Gene and Al.
The year was 1947. WWII had recently been won, our vets had returned home, “Near You” by Francis Craig was the year’s #1 song – and Genalco’s future was taking shape in an Everett, MA garage. It was there that Albert (Al) Hruby heard the call of a resurgent America and began relining brake drums for construction equipment Together with his partner Eugene (Gene) Herman, the business expanded rapidly and moved to a new location in Needham. They decided to call their partnership the Gene and Al Company – but their printer had other ideas, running with promotional material branded Genalco.
And a New England tradition was born.
For 74+ years since, Genalco has led the way in the construction supply business, innovating products like the rotary asphalt cutter and working with key suppliers to develop countless more.
While many companies say their people make the difference, at Genalco our people are our business. Since 1947, Genalco has been a family business, always ready to be there for you, standing behind our products…and your success.