Incorporated in the late 1940s by the late Archer Kahn, American Metalcraft got its start producing hubcaps used on the Tucker Torpedo (an automobile that was produced in Chicago during the 1940s). Over the next decade, American Metalcraft would eventually expand into making pizza pans becoming the first company to produce deep-dish Chicago-Style pizza pans. Around this same time, American Metalcraft also began to produce custom stainless steel plate covers.
By the late 1950s, the company expanded from its pizza pans and plate covers and began to sell copper shapes and bowls which sold primarily to copper enamelers. In 1961, Herbert Kahn succeeded his father as president of American Metalcraft becoming a second generation president and CEO. By then, American Metalcraftâs product line began to grow even larger.