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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Warn Industries Celebrates 60 Years In The Business

Warn Industries, a manufacturer of off-road accessories, industrial hoists and winches, utility products, and driveline disconnects is celebrating its 60th anniversary!

Warn started in 1948 as a small, family-operated business in the Pacific Northwest and has developed into a multi-million dollar corporation with multiple factories, world-wide sales, and one of the most recognizable brands in the automotive aftermarket.

Warn Industries began in Seattle, WA when Arthur Warn developed a revolutionary locking hub
system allowing surplus World War II Jeeps to operate in two-wheel drive for civilian use. This
invention created the hub industry and not only made the vehicles more drivable on the street but also improved fuel economy. This development paved the way for other fuel-saving ideas that are still in use today, such as center disconnects and automatic locking hubs.

In 1959, WARN developed another revolutionary product; one that would transform the face of offroading as we know it: the electric winch.

The company designs, manufactures and markets a full line of off-road equipment and accessories that enhance the performance of four-wheel-drive and powersport vehicles. Warn Industries employs more than 600 people in and around Portland, OR, Livonia, MI, the Netherlands, and Saltillo, Mexico.

Warn Industries’ CEO, John McCalla, says, "We are extremely proud of WARN's outstanding
achievements throughout the last 60 years. Warn Industries’ employees remain dedicated to
delivering outstanding, innovative products to our customers around the world."

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