Gulfco’s forgings are of the highest quality to meet each customer’s unique specifications and requirements, from blowout preventer components to heat exchanger pieces and mining equipment.  We use our advanced 3,500 ton press, 2,000 ton press, 10,000 pound hammer, and numerous ring mills to produce forgings that are dependable for a wide range of industrial applications.  After completing a multi-million dollar capital equipment refurbishment project in 2014 and 2015, our 204,100 sq. ft. forge plant is now equipped with the most advanced technology for the production of open die and rolled ring forgings.

Depending on the size and shape of the product, Gulfco is capable of...

A large part of our production is seamless rolled ring forgings to meet varied needs in the industry. Gulfco has made seamless rings for over 50 years and has developed a reputation for producing some of the finest rings in the industry.  Our ring mills are designed for close tolerance rolling, thereby requiring less machining for removal of excessive metal in the final machine process.

We are capable of rolling rings up to 132" outside diameter with a length up to 48".  Our ring mills are able to carry up to 20,000 lb forging weight, which allows us to meet our customers’ maximum needs. Saddle rings are available up to 80" OD and 58" in length, weighing up to 36,000 lbs.

In addition to Gulfco’s world-class forging capabilities, we can also rough machine our forgings to provide added value to our customers.  This level of service sets us ahead of other forge shops that do not have machine capability and thus rely on outside parties to complete their parts.  During 2014 and 2015 we completed a multi-million dollar capital equipment improvement project throughout the forge and machine shop. With over 50 machine tools, Gulfco is now capable of meeting any machine requirements of its customers and is able to machine up to 138" in diameter.

Once Gulfco has created forgings for our customers we then heat-treat them in order to conform to tight specifications. Metallurgical control of each forging is extremely important in producing top quality products.

Initially built in 1985 and modernized in 2014 and 2015 during a multi-million dollar capital improvement project, Gulfco now operates a state-of-the-art heat-treat plant. This plant not only enables us to normalize and anneal our products, but it also allows us to liquid-quench and temper them. By not relying on outside sources, we can process customer orders faster and with Gulfco's quality assurance.

Quality assurance is our top priority and we comply with each customer specification to create products that meet or exceed every customer requirement.  All required studies are performed on equipment and materials by our own metallurgical laboratory.  If additional testing is required, we will work with outside subcontracted service providers to ensure the delivery of reliable products.

Our metallurgical department guides our quality control and quality assurance programs.  These programs have always qualified Gulfco in meeting customer quality assurance programs. 

To ensure forging quality, Gulfco has a robust on-site testing laboratory for mechanical testing of material prior to it being used in the forging process.  By having our own laboratory, we are able to meet any testing requirements that are requested by our customers.  This diligent monitoring and approval ensures the highest quality for our customers.

Some of our testing capabilities include:

Tensile Charpy Impact Corrosion Ultrasonic Magnetic Particle Liquid Penetrant Metallography Chemical Analysis Others


At Gulfco we have the knowledge and proven capability to forge all types of materials to meet your needs. We always maintain an extensive inventory of raw material allowing us to meet any delivery requirement on time and on specification. The below is just a sample of our material capabilities. Other materials can be made available upon request. 


Inventory Stocking 1010 8630 A291 Gr 7 IN800HT  1015 9310 A350 LF2 INC600...

At Gulfco, we continuously strive to improve our forging processes to better satisfy our customers’needs. With the use of advanced engineering tools such as CAD (Computer Assisted Design) and FEA (Finite Element Analysis), we can predict our initial prototype results in a virtual environment which allows us to reduce the amount of forging trials, resulting in the reduction of cycle time and cost of our product introduction process.


Brand Statement

Gulfco is one of the largest and most productive forging and machining companies in the country. We specialize in serving the energy, heat exchanger, gearing, mining, power generation, and fabricator markets, and our materials and materials processing experience enables us to serve customers with speed, accuracy, and reliable performance. Gulfco understands the increasing demands of our customer’s end markets, and we track market trends to best anticipate customer’s needs, developing innovative solutions to advance your business. We strive to develop comprehensive strategic alliances with our partners, developing continuous breakthrough improvements in our products and services that meet our customer’s demands.

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