Iowa Hinge Manufacturer & Supplier

With a rich history of hinge and hinge pin fabrication, it only makes sense to utilize a hinge manufacturer and supplier with expertise that spans more than 70 years. As a globally-renowned company in a highly competitive industry, LaDeau Manufacturing offers its Iowa consumers an all-encompassing selection of hinge types to suit any imaginable application: from spring-loaded or butt hinges to specialty or aerospace hinges, and more – if you design it, we’ll manufacture it! Simple or complex, heavy-duty or miniature, LaDeau Manufacturing is your hinge-product expert, at prices that are competitive and fair.

Continuous/piano hinges – both basic and customized – are one of LaDeau’s most-requested items:

Continuous/Piano Hinges

The same equipment that fabricates the very-exacting MS20257 Mil-Spec hinges is used to manufacture LaDeau’s continuous/piano hinges. Whether on a national level or a global scale, Original Equipment Manufacturers have recognized the caliber of LaDeau’s continuous/piano hinges to meet their critical needs, for decades. Our steel continuous/piano hinges are American-made of cold-rolled steel in an ISO-Certified environment. Our Iowa customers will not find a more robust, more dependable, metal-stamped continuous/piano hinge anywhere in the world!

Over the years, millions of feet of continuous/piano hinges – from 0.008” (0.2mm) thin to 0.186” (4.72mm) thick – have been crafted from aluminum, stainless steel, steel, brass and other specialty metals. LaDeau’s basic continuous/piano hinges serve more common needs, while customized continuous/piano hinges address out-of-the-ordinary demands.


Mil-Spec Piano Hinges

LaDeau’s Mil-Spec piano hinges are made to MS20257, MS20001, MS35821 – MS35831 and A-A-55589 through A-A-55596 specifications. Mil-Spec hinge pin specifications include MS20253, MS27990, and A-A-55486. Stocked hinges of 72” length are available in an array of materials and finishes; and lengths can be quickly modified for highly-customized applications. Aircraft manufacturers represent only one type of loyal consumer who has trusted LaDeau’s Mil-Spec hinges, for decades.

Customization of Any Type of Hinge

LaDeau Manufacturing is known for its precise customization of all types of hinges where one-of-a-kind products are crafted to meet specialized needs. Solid-barrel hinges, spring-loaded hinges, precision hinges, and other types, can be modified – lengths, widths, hole patterns, forms and other detailing is all in a day’s work. LaDeau’s comprehensive manufacturing arsenal, combined with the versatility of our proprietary Universal tooling system, means we can offer our Iowa clientele minimized fabrication time, reduced down-time, optimized repeatability, pin-point accuracy, and noticeable savings.

LaDeau’s Reputation Is Impeccable

Evolving into a global leader as a hinge manufacturer and suppliers takes times – lots of it. LaDeau’s reputation for excellence is based on several key components:

*** Unquestioned Expertise – During WWII, LaDeau’s founding fathers joined the Lockheed Corporation which manufactured a variety of aircraft, including bombers. Today, Lockheed represents one of the most vital military facilities in the US. Our founders proudly contributed their knowledge, skills and insight to do their part to contribute to the war effort.

As the war came to a close, the post-war aircraft industry was journeying towards reaching its zenith; and it was, then, that LaDeau Manufacturing chose to become its own entity and concentrate on aircraft hinge assemblies. That main focus evolved into expansive products and services which, today, serve the widespread, large-scale needs of national and global industries including marine, aerospace, military, industrial, agricultural, commercial, and security applications. Product excellence remains our company’s tireless goal.

*** Renowned Quality – ISO compliance means our Iowa clientele can expect superior quality in every product LaDeau manufactures. Our high standards for production parallel to our founders’ original commitment to apply stringent MIL-l-45208A standard to all LaDeau parts – military and commercial. As an ISO-9001:2015 certified world-class hinge manufacturer, LaDeau Manufacturing enjoys a 99.8% customer-acceptance rate as well as being independently certified by a number of aerospace entities.

*** All-Inclusive Capabilities – If you need it, LaDeau has it! Addressing unusual detailing, combinations and configurations is effortlessly achieved with customized hinges – LaDeau’s custom hinges offer a level of strength, alignment, and even-weight distribution that is unmatched. A varied array of material and finish options are available – steel, stainless steel, stamped aluminum, or extruded aluminum – and our primary and secondary processes range from press brake forming to welding to plating and so much more.

The quality of our products, combined with committed customer care, means LaDeau Manufacturing will continue to passionately meet the needs of an expansive, global consumer-base that depends on our company’s integrity, 24/7.