in the 19th century, the steel industry was young, energetic
and quickly becoming a powerful economic force in the United
States and Europe. Emanuel Woodings was paying close attention.
He saw an opportunity and acted upon it. In 1883, he founded
Woodings-Verona Tool Corporation to manufacture a variety
of tools used in maintaining iron and steel production and
supporting the mining industry.
industrial progress required equipment to become more complex,
and the steel and mining industries began to favor suppliers
with integrated engineering and manufacturing capabilities.
Robert Woodings, Jr. - Emanuel's grandson - founded Woodings
Industrial Corporation in 1949 to meet that challenge.
Woodings Industrial is the oldest continuous family-operated
business in the steel industry in North America, and is an
international leader in the design, manufacturing and service
of taphole drills, clayguns and a host of other products that
are integral to the metals industry.