In the 1970s, Little Giant System’s chairman and founder, Harold “Hal” Wing, met a German painter who had an interesting idea and a primitive prototype of a new kind of ladder. Hal enhanced the ladder and engineered what is now known as the strongest, safest, most versatile ladder in the world –the Little Giant Ladder System. This professional-grade, multi-use ladder can be set up in 24 different positions and is probably the most famous ladder in the world. Hal performed demonstrations of the ladder nationwide at state fairs and trade shows, building and packaging orders out of his garage. Working side-by-side with his wife Brigitte and their seven children, Hal built the company on a foundation of quality innovation. Gradually, both the do-it-yourselfers and professionals began to understand the Little Giant Ladder System was the best ladder in the world.
In 2003 Little Giant Ladder Systems’ sales skyrocketed after the launch of an infomercial starring Hal Wing. Instead of painting a gimmicky picture, the infomercial clearly and concisely represented the ladder’s benefits, forever establishing the Little Giant brand and its products as a household name. Even with a humble beginning, Little Giant Ladder Systems is now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ladders, supplying products to discerning homeowners and professionals all over the world.