Husky Branding Irons began in late 1990 near Atkins Arkansas. As with any new business we needed to get our product introduced to the public. In order to do that, we built a shop trailer and traveled to trade shows and livestock auctions in Arkansas and the bordering states. We quickly expanded to three shop trailers in order to meet the demand for our electric branding irons, which was our primary product that we built on site.
This increase in trailers also enabled us to expand to other states as far away as the west coast and Florida.
In 1995 the company had grown sufficiently that we moved to San Angelo Texas and established our first shop and reduced the traveling shop trailer to one until 1998 when it too was eliminated.
In 2000 the business manager retired and conditions required that we move once again. A suitable facility was located in Knoxville Arkansas where it remains to this day.
On October 8, 2022 the founder John Skelton passed away at the age of 93 and left the business to his then business managers Jeff & Liz Martin who now proudly own and operate Husky.