About Us

Pro was founded in 1988 by Pete Grimmer, an engineer from Purdue University. Pete worked with Purdue’s Strength Coach to design the first line of Pro Power Strength Training Equipment.

Pete introduced the first lines of equipment to strength coaches from the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts. While working with these NFL Teams to equip their Weight Training Facilities, the strength equipment was branded “Pro Power”.

From 1988 to 1995 Pro Power grew its brand name by setting up high school, college and professional team weight rooms. Chris Lynch came onboard as head of manufacturing and sales in 1995. Two years later Shawn Taylor was hired to head up sales to parks and rec departments, police, fire, YMCA’s and personal training facilities while Chris focused on development and manufacturing. Shawn also managed all delivery, service and installations.

From 1997 to 2001, Pete, Chris and Shawn worked to build Pro Industries into a National Supplier of Commercial Fitness Equipment.

Chris bought Pro Industries in 2001 and Shawn took over as National Sales Manager.

Since that time Pro Industries has been working to expand the company nationwide. Some highlights include; Setting up High Schools in New Jersey, Texas, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, California and Florida, colleges in Indiana, Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida and professional teams in Indiana, Illinois, Arizona and California.

Pro Gives Back

We supply equipment or sponsor:

Lift Contests, the NFL Combine, Bench Press Competitions and Strong Man Events

We donate funds to:

Golf Scrambles, Team Clothing, Franklin College Touchdown Club, Franklin College Football Stadium Project and many others

Pro Industries has been outfitting weight rooms for over 20 years.

Our unique designs and quality construction allow for unsurpassed durability and results.

Factory direct sales help deliver great value and customer service.

Contact Pro Industries today to learn more about the complete line of strength training equipment.

Who we are.

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Chris Lynch


  • 1994 Graduate of Franklin College
  • 4 year starter on the Franklin College Football D-Line
  • All-conference and Team Captain
  • Member of the Indiana State Wrestling Board
  • Coached Team Indiana Wrestling Teams
  • Wrestling Hall of Fame Coach
  • Franklin College Football Touchdown Club Board Member – in charge of tailgating
  • Married in 2003

Office: 800-875-5448 Cell: 317-695-1106

Shawn Taylor

National Sales Manager

  • 1997 Graduate of Franklin College
  • Three year starter on the Franklin College D-Line
  • 2 time all-conference player
  • 2 time defensive MVP and team Captain
  • Member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity
  • 2000 – Present: Coach Franklin College D-line
  • Married in 2002 and has two kids

Office: 800-875-5448 Cell: 317-696-2525