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.
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.