Larson Forgings celebrates 125th anniversary of forging steel 

Larson Forgings’ workers near a power hammer in the early 1900s; founder Charles E. Larson is the man holding a paper in his hand. (Courtesy: Larson Forgings)

Larson Forgings, the leading manufacturer of open die and rolled ring forgings, is celebrating its 125th anniversary of providing quality forged products.

The company was founded in 1895 by Charles E. Larson, who began hammering out horseshoes and small tools from his blacksmith shop near the Chicago River. Today, Larson Forgings is a global industry resource that has helped build aerospace, construction, mining, nuclear, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and many other industries.

“Larson Forgings’ dedication to quality, continuous improvement and high levels of customer service has defined our company throughout its history,” said Keith Zawrazky, president of Larson Forgings. “No other company has such a committed and highly skilled team. With our strong team and dedication, we are poised to continue to shape the needs of industry worldwide for another century.”

“Flowserve has relied on Larson Forgings expertise since 1909,” said Lee Holtz, procurement specialist, Flowserve. “Larson’s unmatched quality and delivery are critical to our success.”

Providing specialized technical expertise and problem solving along with customized sizes, shapes, and quantities of open die and rolled ring forgings, Larson Forgings has a rich history of setting quality benchmarks and exceeding customer expectations. The company is AS9100 certified, National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) accredited, and America Society of Mechanical Engineers NCA-3800 Quality System certified (nuclear material).