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Check out our article in the April/May edition of NASCAR Pole Position magazine:

Forney Industries, founded in 1932, is one of America’s oldest family owned, welding and metalworking product companies. James Donovan ‘J. D.’ Forney was a pioneering inventor all his life. He created not only the instant heat soldering iron and first 110-volt welders, but also vacuums, airplanes, and a two-man water ski sled. In 1945, the company’s growth received a major boost when the Rural Electric Associations (REA) began delivery of 230-volt service to farms and ranches. The sales staff acquired permission from the REA to climb utility poles to connect welders for demonstrations and Forney welders added metal repair and tool hardening to farmers’ capabilities.

Forney welder at the farm

Today, Forney continues to help welders and metalworking innovators with almost 5,000 products serving the automotive, hardware, farm and ranch, industrial and do-it-yourself markets. They offer products in the welding, abrasives, safety and shop tools categories. From welding machines and plasma cutters to double sided flap discs and solder, Forney has you covered. Forney takes pride in their product offering, with custom designs and precisely engineered products, the quality and value doesn’t disappoint.

Forney has found success by listening to their customers wants and needs, and their unmatched support and resources help their customers get the job done right. Forney Industries delivers products to all 50 states through its extensive customer service network. They are headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, and have two warehouses, one in Tipp City, Ohio and the other in Fort Collins. Check out their products and learn more at

Pole Position Article April-May 2018
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