Graybill Machines is proud of Wilbur Graybill, the entrepreneur who established our company in 1944. Wilbur was an intelligent person who taught himself welding, machining, and engineering. He believed people should learn something new every day. Wilbur owned a patent for a bale tensioner that he developed. He touched his first computer while in his 70’s and taught himself 2-D CAD (computer assisted design).