The Vulcan Company, Inc. was first incorporated as Vulcan Tool Manufacturing Company in 1908 with Alexander Clark as its first president. Clark was first trained as a blacksmith in his native Scotland at age 14. He came to the United States at age 25 and opened a small blacksmith shop in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1890, which supplied tools used in local granite quarries. Quickly developing a reputation throughout the Boston area for his high quality products, Clark started Vulcan Tool Manufacturing Company; the company name being fashioned after Vulcan, the Greek patron god of workmen who used fire to forge weapons.
Alexander Clark's son, A. Wendell Clark, entered the business in 1910. With the transition from stone to concrete being used in construction and the paralleled evolution of pneumatic hammers and rock drills, the company began to gain an outstanding reputation for the design and manufacture of pneumatic hammer tool accessories.
A. Wendell guided the company's growth from 1942 to 1966, when his son, W. Gordon Clark became president. Under his direction, the company moved in 1978 from Quincy to a new, modern manufacturing plant in South Hingham, Massachusetts, where it is located today. The move also brought a name change. The corporate name was shortened to The Vulcan Company, Inc.
W. Gordon Clark's son, Alexander G. , became president of the company in 1985, and is still leading the business today. His son, Alex Jr., represents the fifth generation of the family to work for the company.
Vulcan is a fifth-generation, family-owned and managed company. Since 1890, we've built a reputation based on quality products, total dedication to customer service and innovative involvement in the needs of our customers. The Vulcan Company sells directly to construction equipment distributors through its sales force of factory and manufacturing representatives located throughout the country. These distributors then re-sell to construction contractors and other end users.
State-of-the-art technology and materials, superior workmanship, and the strictest quality control standards in the industry create Vulcan's superior line of hard working tools.
Our national sales force is always ready to personally assist you in the selection and maintenance of all of our tools. And because we fully stock a coast-to-coast network of conveniently located warehouses, you're assured of constant availability and fast delivery.
For pavement breaking, concrete demolition, clay digging, rock drilling or rivet busting, we offer the very best of what you need.