About Us

Headquartered in Francis Creek, Wisconsin, Pravco Industrial is owned and operated by Jerry Pravechek. Believe it or not, Jerry started out installing farm equipment (barn cleaners, bunk feeders, air handling systems and silos) with his dad, Jerry Sr., when he was right out of high school. When the farming industry took a turn for the worse in 1985, Jerry got into Urethane Foam Insulation and his crews worked at insulating foundations and earth sheltered homes for several years until Jerry got a call from a business associate who was in need of a mechanical crew willing to travel and install paint systems, so in 1993, Pravco was launched. We started out installing industrial paint lines; ovens, conveyors, booths and stage washes across the eastern half of the United States. This work required a considerable amount of technical know how as well as rigging-loading, unloading and moving equipment-for our customers, in addition to doing fabrication and the installation work. Over time, we found ourselves with an ever growing inventory of industrial equipment and our customers started to call us when they had overstocked inventory, surplus in their maintenance departments or machines that had to be moved. They also began checking in with us to see if we had items they needed. All of this led to the start of our eBay store and what is now a world wide customer base. We were one of the first companies to start listing industrial parts on eBay in 2003 and haven't stopped since.

Want to see some of the projects we've worked on? Click on the photos or captions for more details.  Per Jerry's request, he would like everyone to know that we really aren't doing much of this type of work anymore but he allowed us to put it up because it speaks to the vast amount of experience Jerry and Pravco, have with the equipment that we sell.   

Rigging, Fabricating, Installation & Removals for  Metal Ware in Two Rivers, WI

Removal of Plastic Injection Molding Machines at the Worthington Industries Facility in Chilton, WI

Removal of Tanks and Plant Clean out when Pentair closed their Sheboygan, WI facility

Rebuild the motor and lower drive of International 125E Crawler - It also got a spiffy new paint job!

Removal of Dust Collection System for C&W Technical Sales in Slinger, WI

Pravco fabricated it's own rigging boom for Thermo Fisher Scientific when they moved out of the Two Rivers, WI Facility

Removal of Spray Wash System from SPI Lighting in Mequon, WI

Removal of 50' tall sign posts,  as well as much of the equipment from the Paragon Electric Facility in Two Rivers, WI

Removed Powder Coating System for Broan in Hartford, WI

Removed dust collector, tank and other equipment from Ellinger Wood Products in Sheboygan, WI

Rigged out heavy duty equipment carts from Briggs & Stratton and hauled to Profile Finishing in Kaukauna, WI

Install Powder Coating Booth, Oven & Track System at Tote-Cart in Rockford, IL

Installation of Powder Coating System at United Alloy in Janesville, WI

Removed 4,000 TON Press and more from Tower Automotive in Milwaukee, WI

Removed, Loaded and Hauled Waste Treatment Tanks from All American Bottling in Oshkosh, WI

Removal of E-Coat System at Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee, WI