When Richard A. Kovach began his dream
in 1970 inside a 20' x 20' 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 business.
Within nine months he had moved
into a 2,000 square foot 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 die sinker.
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 eye bolt, both shoulder
and plain pattern.
Ken Forging, Inc. now employs over
160 people and has increased plant size to 400,000 square feet with
a 12,000 square foot 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.
As Kovach states: "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!
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