July 1977 – Johnstown, PA

It started with a flood...

When their hometown was devastated by flood, Rose and Gary Poborsky went to work cleaning up the mess. They got a loan for a used septic truck, and spent the years that followed finding work to pay it off.

  • Forged in Fire

    Work was found primarily in power plants where new equipment was pushed to extremes, and maintenance was performed on-site.

  • Built out of Necessity

    When their suggestions for improvements were ignored by manufacturers, they began to build their own equipment with torches, wrenches and welders.

30 years later...