Weldaloy Honored to Have Special Guest Speaker at 70th Anniversary Celebration
Warren, MI – October 18, 2016 – The Mayor of Warren, MI, James (Jim) Fouts, will be serving as guest speaker at Weldaloy on October 28th as the company celebrates their 70th anniversary with a private event for employees and their families.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to speak at Weldaloy’s 70th-anniversary celebration. For seven decades, Weldaloy has served our community as a provider of jobs, and a supporter of the local economy. They are an exemplary community partner. Their recent expansion and office renovation project aligns with the city of Warren’s revitalization and growth initiatives perfectly,” said Mayor Jim Fouts.
Weldaloy was founded in 1946 by Joseph O’Grady, who took advantage of the advances in resistance welding techniques which had been developed during World War II. Originally, the company purchased extruded copper alloys and developed tooling techniques to produce high quality, precision shaped welding caps, tips, sleeves, and shafts. Weldaloy soon installed furnaces to melt copper billets and to produce its own alloys after experiencing difficulties in finding reliable, quality alloy suppliers. As more exotic alloys containing copper were developed and specified for faster welding of rust-resistant steels, Weldaloy became one of the few sources for these non-ferrous alloys. In the late 1960’s, Weldaloy added forging capabilities and became a reputable source for seam welding wheels.
In September of 1994, Weldaloy was purchased by its current owner Rick Warren. Today, Weldaloy is a leading supplier of forged copper, aluminum, brass and other non-ferrous products to industries such as aerospace, oil and gas, power equipment, semiconductor, and material processing.
“Throughout 2016, we’ve announced several new strategic initiatives and expansions such as achieving AS9100C certification, renovating our office space, expanding our aluminum capacity, launching a new website and revamping our brand. To be experiencing all of this growth while celebrating our 70th year in business is truly something special. Thank you to all of our customers who have supported us over the years,” said Rick Warren, President & CEO of Weldaloy.
For 70 years, Weldaloy has been a leading provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other non-ferrous forgings serving a variety of industries such as Aerospace, Electronics, Oil and Gas, and more. Weldaloy’s goal is to create meaningful and lasting relationships with each customer by providing the highest level of service and quality. Weldaloy’s Vertical Integration Process offers its customers a single source for forged and machined non-ferrous metal products.
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