Forest City Gear Celebrates 55 Years with Corn Boil
September 1, 2010—Forest City Gear celebrated its 55th year in business with a good old-fashioned corn boil on the company premises, July 24, 2010. Owners Fred and Wendy Young, along with their family, welcomed all the employees, their families, many suppliers, customers and friends of the company from the local Roscoe, IL community, to dine, socialize and stay out of the rain with them. Fred also gave tours of the facility, explaining to even the youngest visitors how a gear is made, measured and applied in the "real world" of mechanical motion. The highlight of the event were the karaoke performances by many of the employees, including the owners, who took all in attendance back to the halcyon hippie days of the 60's with their heartfelt rendition of "I Got You, Babe" by Sonny & Cher. There was face painting and a bouncy house for the kids, though Young was looking at the latter with a mischievous grin, all afternoon! In the end, despite a bit of rain, a good time was had by all, as they say. Besides, where else on a rainy Saturday could one get a detailed explanation of the AGMA gear rating system?
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