Quality Band Saws, Band Saw Blades, Drill Presses and Belt Grinders. Ellis Mfg. Co., Inc. is a family owned small Verona business located in south central Wisconsin just seven miles from the state capital. The company was founded in 1950 by D.R. Ellis and his sons, Wayne and Homer. Today, the company is owned and operated by Wayne’s daughter, Barbara and her children, Jonas and Jo Ellen.