Our History

About UsWhen Richard A. Kovach began his dream in 1970 inside a 20′x20′ garage in Cleveland, Ohio, little did he know that within the next two decades his then Tool & Die business would literally become one of the country’s leading manufacturers in the forging industry.

Within nine months he had moved into a 2,500 sq. ft. facility with two part-time people. For the next five years he was sinking dies for other forging companies, with Cleveland Hardware being a prime source of the die business.

The work was increasing and so were the demands upon him as CEO, Engineer, Draftsman and Diesinker. Eleven full time employees were now on board. Cleveland had afforded the initial opportunity to grow. It was now time to move 50 miles to Jefferson, Ohio, construct a building, convert die sinking for others into dies for manufacturing a major product line of his own, and change the company name from Ken Tool & Forge to Ken Forging, Inc. which would change the major emphasis to the forging of fasteners. The first and still leading product is the Eyebolt, both Shoulder and Plain Pattern.

Ken Forging, Inc. now employs over 140 people and has increased plant size to 500,000 sq. ft. with a 12,000 sq. ft. packing and shipping area, spread upon 21 acres of quiet wooded area complete with a pond, ducks, geese and wildlife. From that dream in a garage, Rich Kovach has forged a reality. For more information, inquiries, or to request a quote, please contact us.

As Kovach once stated: "It is the total quality commitment we offer to our customers, along with fast service of same day or next day shipment. We are dedicated to total customer service and satisfaction, beginning at the top. Employees know and understand the importance of providing customers with superior quality products at a competitive price with substantial inventory to provide the fast turn-around required. Because we can do everything in our house, we can meet those requirements."
Ken Forging is committed to the goal of satisfying the customer's need: That's taking care of business!

Ken Forging is committed to the goal of satisfying the customer’s need:
That’s taking care of business!