St.Pierre Pitching Horseshoes – Made in the U.S.A.

St.Pierre Pitching Horseshoes – Made in the U.S.A.



right now on Chronicle and high definition the Wooster company that made a president smile the safety air manufacturing corporation of Wooster a company that's been making stuff out of steel for almost nine decades it started when founder Henry st. Pierre invented an improved tire chain which by the way is still one of the company's big sellers to customers like the Boston Fire Department they also make wire ropes fittings hoists hooks and even some of the cables that stabilize the Zakim bridge we supplied the wind cables because the smaller cables that keep the main cables from vibrating we were proud of doing that Edie st. Pierre is the son of the company's founder today he and three siblings and his son run the place st. Pierre manufactures thousands of specialized products but one product made here in this very noisy foundry has been the company's mainstay for decades it's probably the most fun product the company's been making pitching horseshoes from the very early early thirty that's right for shoes and not for horses by the way these horseshoes are sold to people who like to play horseshoes people like the first President George Bush who was a big fan of saint-pierre horseshoes we Forge equipment works with some companies that cast upon shoes and the difference is we actually found the steel for the shape of the shoes that makes it stronger and places it in thinner we're casting just we take molten metal and Fortnum also that there's no strength I'm not in what stress anyway so for child she was a much better shoe the saint-pierre family has managed to stay in business perhaps because they seem to offer timeless and timely products they were honored after World War two for having made twenty seven million pounds of anchor chains for the US Navy right now perhaps what the country needs are for shoes we've really maintained our business level I mean we we haven't felt it yet I don't say that we're not going to especially with the horseshoes it's almost a recession-proof type of product because as people aren't traveling as much they're looking for things to do in backyard games is ideal and anybody can play horseshoes so we've been lucky so far

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