About Us

3011 Hillcroft, S.W.

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548

IGA Abrasives was founded in 1955 by Donald Kranenberg, Sr. Mr. Kranenberg, a Purchasing Manager at a large automotive parts supplier, saw a need for an abrasive producer, specializing in internal grinding wheels. The company developed a manufacturing process and a specification system which resulted in a highly-automated manufacturing system to produce large volumes of grinding wheels, and later in 1964, honing and dressing products. The company grew over the years and expanded to a 33,000 sq. ft. facility, where the company is currently located.

In 2006, the company was purchased by S.L. Munson & Company, a manufacturer, importer and distributor of abrasive wheels and hones as well as offering vitrified and metal bond CBN and diamond products. With a renewed commitment to our customers and investment in plant facilities and equipment upgrades, the company is an ideal partner for customers seeking a U.S. based manufacturer of abrasive products who utilizes a systems approach to process development.

IGA specializes in engineered solutions for grinding, honing and dressing products. Our products include small diameter (up to 3”) ID grinding wheels in ALO, SiC, ceramic & CBN abrasives. We also manufacture a wide range of superfinishing stones (hones) in grain sizes up to 1000 grit as well as a line of dressing sticks.