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Case Studies

WARM RECEPTION IN CHILE

Protorq is among Chile’s leading bolt maintenance companies, growing its business since 1995 in performing… Read more.

CURE FOR THE DAILY GRIND?

Load-indicating fastener technology senses grinding mill clamp load in real time A large polymetallic underground… Read more.

Victory is Mine

Valley Forge Total Solutions Approach Can Save Mining Operations Millions Mills are a crucial part… Read more.

Maxbolt™ Application: Rail Industry

VF Technical Article by President, Ron Clarke Assembly Description A bracket retrofitted to a rail-car axle.… Read more.

News Releases

BALL MILL BAILOUT

Failing flanges saved by extra-long load-indicating fasteners   A mining operation is only as good… Read more.

WARM RECEPTION IN CHILE

Protorq is among Chile’s leading bolt maintenance companies, growing its business since 1995 in performing… Read more.

Valley Forge & Bolt Introduces Rick Bailey as Chief Metallurgist

A career spanning four decades brings vast knowledge and experience Valley Forge & Bolt, manufacturer… Read more.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

In response to recent public health concerns and multiple requests regarding our ability to fulfill… Read more.

Valley Forge Brings Controlled Bolting Benefits to Bolted-Joint Service Life

Load-indicating fasteners measure tension directly, and not just at installation Critical joints require controlled bolting… Read more.

SPC4 Load-Indicating Technology: The Most Accurate Method of Measuring Bolted Joint Tension

Proprietary technology interprets clamp load within bolts, provides remote monitoring capability Knowing the tension of… Read more.

Maxbolt™ Revolutionizes Clamp Load Monitoring

Built-in load monitoring device helps reduce downtime, premature wear, and catastrophic joint failures  Bolts and fasteners… Read more.

Controlled Bolting: Changes are Taking Place

Written by Valley Forge’s James Brooks Controlled bolting has for many years been associated with… Read more.

A “Joint” Venture and a Game Changer

Published courtesy of Torq-Comm International Inc. Whichever way you tighten a bolt, be it with… Read more.

Lubrication

Even though the use of a VF Maxbolt or SCP-4 provides the most accurate indication… Read more.

VF Announces New Partnership with Curtiss-Wright

Valley Forge is proud to announce that we have partnered with Curtiss-Wright to bring our… Read more.

Made In Phoenix Featuring CEO Michele Clarke

City of Phoenix’s very own local news channel, PHXTV, is running a television segment, Made… Read more.

Manufacturing Day Celebration | Inspire The Next Generation

Every year manufacturers across the country celebrate Manufacturing Month. On Friday, October 5th, Valley Forge… Read more.

James Brooks | Interview

James Brooks joined Valley Forge earlier this year and has moved to Phoenix to head… Read more.

ASTM Committee F16 | Spring 2018 Meeting

The spring ASTM Committee F16 on Fasteners meeting was held this past week and was… Read more.

Newsletter: LIVE LOAD

VF Newsletter Downloads

  To download the full PDF version of one of our VF Newsletters: Live Load,… Read more.

“Guest” Anecdotes from the President: 2016 Edition I

By Glenn Snowberger   When it was suggested that I pinch hit for Ron as… Read more.

Anecdotes from the President: 2015 Edition III

By Ron Clark, President It is hard for me to admit, but alas true, that… Read more.

Anecdotes from the President: 2015 Edition II

By Ron Clark, President Prologue Decapitated little fasteners are never a pleasant recollection, so to… Read more.

Anecdotes from the President: 2015 Edition I

By Ron Clark, President I don’t know if our editor will print this. But she’s… Read more.

VF Newsletter Downloads

  To download the full PDF version of one of our VF Newsletters: Live Load,… Read more.

Welcome to LIVE LOAD!

Byron Harrod, CFO  |  Michele Clarke, CEO  |  Ron Clark, President  |  Bret Halley, COO… Read more.

Testimonials

SPC4™ Application: Protorq – Chile

VFB Interview With Carlos Recart of Protorq – Chile VFB:  Tell us what Protorq does. CARLOS: We… Read more.

Maxbolt™ Application: America’s Cup USA 76

VFB Interview With Brad Webb of AC Sailing SF   “It all started when Bengt Blenduf,… Read more.

Valley Forge Happenings

Manufacturing Day Celebration | Inspire The Next Generation

Every year manufacturers across the country celebrate Manufacturing Month. On Friday, October 5th, Valley Forge… Read more.

ASTM Committee F16 | Spring 2018 Meeting

The spring ASTM Committee F16 on Fasteners meeting was held this past week and was… Read more.

MFG Day!

The month of October celebrates Manufacturing Month.  On Friday, October 6th, we celebrated MFG Day… Read more.

ASME Pressures Vessels & Piping Conference

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada At this year’s ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, in Vancouver… Read more.

ASTM International F16 Spring Meeting

The spring meeting of ASTM F16 took place the first week of May in San… Read more.

IFI Annual Meeting 2016

Phoenix, AZ | Early in March the Industrial Fasteners Institute gathered for their Annual Meeting.  This… Read more.

January 2016 Quarterly Meeting

After the holidays screamed by in a tinsel and scrumptious sweets filled manor,  everyone here… Read more.

ASTM International F16 Meeting

The semiannual meeting of F16 was held the week of November 16th in Tampa, Florida.… Read more.

IFI Fall Meeting

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | Michele Clarke had the arduous task of representing Valley… Read more.

Bolting by Design

Presentation at Maintenance Solutions Seminar Indianapolis, IN Held at the Westin Indianapolis and sponsored by… Read more.

London Forum Presentation

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! At the great Victoria in London, Barry Thomas… Read more.

KOEA Annual Forum 2015

Proudly Sponsored by Valley Forge & Bolt. VFB once again sponsored the KOEA annual meeting… Read more.

April 2015 Quarterly Meeting

Yet another quarterly meeting! This time featuring the hand crafted sandwiches of Capriotti’s! We heard… Read more.

January 2015 Quarterly Meeting

Each quarter, Valley Forge gathers together for a meal and to share how everything went… Read more.

Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas! Christmas is always a busy but joyous time of year. This year, Christmas… Read more.

White Papers

SPC4™ Data Logging and Remote Monitoring Assembly

By Mircea Iclozan, Senior Hardware Design Engineer Billions (trillions?) of bolted joints hold together the… Read more.

The Future of Fasteners is Loaded

By Bret Halley, Chief Operating Officer The process of mating a bolt and nut together… Read more.

ASTM International & Valley Forge

by Glenn Snowberger ASTM International is an organization that develops and publishes consensus technical standards… Read more.

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Important Announcement

In response to recent public health concerns and multiple requests regarding our ability to fulfill customer orders, Valley Forge does not currently foresee any negative impact from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All parts manufactured at Valley Forge are made with U.S. domestic steel and our raw material supply for this and other materials / components has not been affected. We will be maintaining continuous communication with our suppliers and will maintain an ongoing dialogue to ensure there are no disruptions in our supply chain.

 

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