Back in 1955, when Stetler and Evelyn Young founded Forest City Gear in Roscoe, Illinois, they had a vision to create a leading gear manufacturing company, which would be well-respected throughout the world. They did accomplish their dream and much more…but they certainly did not consider that 50-some years later, their gears would end up on Mars.
Curiosity, the latest of NASA’s Mars rovers, landed on the “red planet” on August 5, 2012 after an 8-month, 354 million-mile journey. Forest City Gear can proclaim that a total of 75 of their gears are on Mars, split between Curiosity and an earlier Mars rover.
With over 50 years in the industry, this family-owned business has striven to be a model company, not only for the industry and their customers, but also for their employees. The Youngs’ son Fred is now the CEO.
Precision Plus salutes Forest City Gear on their accomplishments and is proud to have them among our fine customers.