Since 1932, Forney Industries has been one of America’s longest operating, family-owned, welding and metalworking companies. Our roots in innovation began with a revolutionary instant-heat soldering iron in the early 30s, followed by the first publicly available arc welder in the 1940s. Nearly a century later, Forney Industries offers thousands of metalworking products within four categories: welding, abrasives, personal protective equipment (PPE) and shop tools.
Forney has an extensive customer network across the nation, consisting of nearly 20,000 businesses in the automotive aftermarket, hardware, farm & ranch, do-it-yourself and industrial industries. With the third and fourth generation still at the company today, Forney Industries remains dedicated to our customers in addition to being an award-winning employer that values what it means to be innovative, genuine, exceptional and engaged.
We value people. Taking care of customers drives us. We develop products that are innovative and reliable
To create an exceptional welding and metalworking experience
Forney’s legacy inspires. We build meaningful relationships. We are committed to our customers, community, and team.
Forney listens. We improve through creativity and intention. Our experience guides us.
Forney is authentic. Our integrity defines us. We act selflessly, care deeply and challenge directly.
Forney is a partner. We are knowledgeable, dependable and provide a superior level of service and solutions.
James Donovan Forney goes into business for himself selling "The Forney Instant Heat Soldering Iron," door to door across the heartland.
The Forney nationwide sales staff grows and product literature boasts, “There’s a Forney product in every town across the USA.”
The Forney product line grows to include products such as auto generators, battery chargers, more electric welders and welding supplies. A Forney central residential vacuum system and portable vacuum cleaner was soon introduced, as was the “Fornaire,” an easy-to-fly 2-seat airplane designed for the consumer market.
The Forney Transportation Museum is incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization, to house the astounding assembly of transportation devices accumulated by J.D. over the years.
Our passion and dedication in bringing new products to the industrial and retail markets, combined with our personal service, is unmatched in our industry. Our ability to listen to our customer’s needs enables us to create solutions to their problems.
We are dedicated to provide the highest quality customer service within our corporate headquarters and the service delivered in the field is unequaled. Above all, our employees will provide the same respect and caring attitude within the organization as they are expected to share with every Forney customer. Our goal will be to exceed our customer’s expectations through empowered people, guided by shared values and commitments.
We work hard and our customers trust us because of our integrity, teamwork and innovation of Forney products, and Steve's 90 years of unmatched product quality and an unwavering commitment to our customers.
When our customers succeed we succeed.
VP of Operations & Business Administration
VP of New Products & Business Development
VP of Industrial Markets & Director of Field Sales - Central U.S.
VP of Sales
VP of Human Resources
VP of Finance
VP of Information Technology
Director of Marketing
Director of Engineering & Technical Services
Director of Supply Chain
Director of Customer Experience
Director of Logistics
Executive Coordinator & Project Manager