Unit Drop Forge Co. Inc. (UDF) of West Allis, Wis., a manufacturer of forged steel components, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in August. UDF started operations in 1918 during the era of the Model T, trolley cars and the beginning of prohibition. Today, UDF continues to invest heavily in state-of-the-art engineering systems, capital equipment, and organizational training and development. UDF is a leading manufacturer of custom-designed closed-die forged steel components serving the off-highway, construction, railroad, energy, compressor, mining, defense and agriculture market segments.
“Our anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate a century of world-class manufacturing made possible by the best employees and customers over the past 100 years,” said Ronnie Janzen, president and general manager of the company.