Material-handling and safety products company Benko Products Inc., Sheffield Village, Ohio, celebrates its 30-year anniversary in October. Since its inception, the company has designed and manufactured drum-warming ovens, tank-truck and railcar access and fall-protection equipment, mezzanine safety gates, hazmat storage buildings and various other industrial products.

 John Benko started the company in 1983 with two ideas: an elevating tank-truck platform, which became the company’s G-Raff elevating tank-truck platform, and an energy-saving drum-warming oven, which became the company’s Sahara Hot Box oven designed to heat as many as 32 55-gal drums at a time. Today, the company operates from its manufacturing facility in Sheffield Village.