Lake Country

Lake Country Manufacturing provides the highest quality buffing and polishing products for paint correction, detailing, OEM, marine, and industrial applications. Innovation to Make Life Easier. Sold Worldwide.

Lake Country produce professional-grade products for all buffing, polishing and finishing needs. Choose from a variety of sizes, surface shapes and foam formulations to handle virtually every cutting, polishing and finishing application.

Their mission statement is to develop high quality, value-added products that contribute to the profitability of their customers. Continually introducing new and improved products to serve the market's ever-changing needs.

Who Are Lake Country Manufacturing

Lake Country Manufacturing is a privately owned manufacturer of buffing and polishing products sold worldwide. Their products are sold to the Industrial, Paint, Body and Equipment (PBE), Detailing and Consumer markets through multiple distribution channels. Driven by finding profitable solutions for their customers through the development of proprietary products and customized buffing systems. Lake Country currently holds 27 U.S. and international patents, which include the System 2000™ Padwasher, System 3000™ Padwasher, Scuff Ball™, CCS Technology™ and Tufted Foam™.

Technical Expertise

The sales and technical team are unmatched in the industry. With over 60 years of in-the-trenches, hands-on experience covering all aspects of bodywork, painting and buffing in the automotive, marine and aerospace industries. On the PBE side, their guys have a work experience ranging from body shops to refurbishing collector cars and aeroplanes. The team also includes a professional detailer who regularly works the Barrett-Jackson auctions. Facility and testing operations are set up to fully utilize these technical resources. For instance, they installed a professional grade buffing station with lighting designed to replicate body shop conditions. They also have a deep knowledge of foam formulations and their buffing properties and currently source foams from manufacturers throughout the world. They use state of the art measuring equipment (gloss meter, etc.) to perform quantitative product and system evaluations, no guesswork there. This superior expertise allows Lake Country to stay on top of industry changes, leading to innovative products and systems for their customers.

The History Of Lake Country Manufacturing

In 1977, Jim Schneider purchased the former Milwaukee Tanning company from the Knoernschild family and changed the name to Lake Country Manufacturing. 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. Due to continued growth, they have moved twice since then. In 2014 they moved into their state of the art 82,000 square foot building located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

In the last 40 years, Lake Country Manufacturing has grown to offer a full line of professional buffing and polishing products for the automotive, marine, aviation and composite industries. Their products are now offered in over 50 countries worldwide. Along with its focus on product development, Lake Country Manufacturing continues to invest in upgrading and automating manufacturing operations to provide the highest quality and consistent products on the market.