Broco, Inc.® and Rankin Industries, Inc.® Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries in 2018

ONTARIO, CA (December 20, 2017) – Broco, Inc.® and Rankin Industries, Inc.® proudly celebrate milestone anniversaries in 2018.  Broco marks 50 years of leadership and innovation in the underwater, tactical and industrial cutting and welding industries.  Rankin celebrates 80 years of design and formulation of superior buildup and hardfacing products for maintenance and repair industries worldwide. 

“2018 is a special year for us,” said Richard Ferry, president of Broco Rankin.  “We are honored to celebrate Broco’s and Rankin’s anniversaries with our friends and partners.”

Mr. Ferry continued, “On behalf of all of us at Broco Rankin, I would like to express our gratitude – we could not achieve any of these milestones without the loyal support of our customers, dealers and distributors.  Our mission is to inspire change in ourselves and the world with high quality products and solutions for our customers.”

Broco, Inc. was founded in 1968 as a small company working on a handful of government contracts and underwater projects.  As regulations and technology advanced so did Broco, resulting in the world renowned, “the original”, Broco Exothermic Torch and Cutting System.  After focusing on the underwater and industrial sectors, Broco is now regarded as a leader in underwater and industrial exothermic cutting and welding.  Adding to this success, Broco expanded in the last two decades with a tactical line of rescue, repair and forced entry tools for law enforcement and the military which are now used by agencies around the world. 

Rankin Industries dates back to 1938 when it began manufacturing welding consumables.  In the 80 years since, new formulations were developed utilizing special elements and alloys.  Rankin now offers a wide range of hardfacing and buildup products designed to protect and extend part life of expensive equipment against abrasion, corrosion, impact, temperature and wear.  Rankin’s Protective Metal Alloys (PMA) line of nickel-based and nickel-tungsten hardfacing and buildup products also celebrates 40 years in 2018, and Rankin Automation’s automated welding systems product line marks its 30 year anniversary.

“We are looking to the future and how best we can serve our industries, business communities, our customers and partners,” concluded Mr. Ferry. 

Broco Rankin will be celebrating their anniversaries throughout the year at trade shows where they exhibit, with special sales promotions, and employee and customer appreciation activities.  For updates throughout 2018, visit, and follow them on social media.

For more information, please call (909) 483-3222, (800) 845-7259, visit, or contact Margaret McCallister at  Corporate headquarters are located in Ontario, California, USA, and most products are available through a global distributor network.

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