The Aluminum Ladder Company (also known as ALCO-LITE) is a producer and supplier of aluminum and fiberglass ladders. The company s primary customers are fire departments, paid and volunteer, throughout the United States and internationally. In addition to the fire department ground ladders, the company also produces pumper, truss, combination, folding, attic, boom, fiberglass and fire escape ladders. Aluminum Ladder Company s ground ladders meet applicable National Fire Protection Association standards for fire department ground ladders and are designed for use in accordance with the practices established by the International Fire Service Training Association. In addition to its fire department ladders, the company also supplies fiberglass ladders to the technology industry for use when working around charged circuits. The Aluminum Ladder Company was founded by Samuel Carbis in 1930, when the Oslo Fire Department asked him to design a large extension ladder, which would not be to heavy for firefighters to lift.