Amity Technology is, in a sense, a fourth generation company. It follows in the proud tradition of a family that has been involved in the manufacturing business in North Dakota for more than 50 years. Howard and Brian Dahl, the founders of Amity are grandsons of E. G. Melroe, the founder of the Melroe Company which developed the Bobcat Loader. After the company was sold in 1970, Eugene Dahl and his brother-in-law, Les Melroe, bought control of Steiger Tractor. It became the leading manufacturer of 4 wheel drive tractors in the world, and was sold to Case Corporation in 1986. Howard and Brian Dahl incorporated Concord, Inc., which became the leading manufacturer in the United States of Air Drills, used primarily for the planting of small grains and oil seed crops on large acreage. Concord had a particularly strong market in the CIS (former Soviet Union) and sold over 500 Concord Air Drills into that marketplace. The Concord company was sold to Case Corporation in 1996.