In 1870, a young Swedish
named Gustav Falstrom established a
metalworking shop in Passaic, New
Jersey. Building upon proven
learned as an apprentice in Sweden,
Falstrom became a major New Jersey
supplier of fabricated metal products
including such items as skylights, metal
roofing, cornices, leaders and gutters.
By the 1890’s, Falstrom’s skill and knowledge of
prompted requests for technical assistance from the New Jersey
Department of Labor and from insurance companies. His special
expertise aided in the establishment of initial standards for the
construction of fireproof metal doors and windows. With his advice,
specifications were set for machine safeguards, as well as for exhaust,
ventilation, and dust control systems. Falstrom also took a leadership
role in instituting industrial housekeeping, employee training, and
The early 20th century saw Falstrom
Company pioneering products in the
packaging field. It was one of the first
metal fabricators in New Jersey
install an electric arc welder, an electric spot welder, and a large power
brake for bending and forming sheet metal.
In 1922, to accommodate the new
equipment and increasing sales, the
Company established a newly built
facility and offices on Falstrom Court
Passaic, a site perfectly suited near
major highways serving the Northern
New Jersey- Metro New York area.
The shop established by Gustav Falstrom
in 1870, developed into a key provider
of major fabricated and welded products
-- from dust collection systems in the
early 20th Century, to bomb racks in
World War II, and a host of custom
platforms up to the present, including
radar platforms, conventional and
nuclear plant panels, avionics test
equipment, and naval enclosures.
FALSTROM’s passing in 1931, the Company has never
strayed from his progressive spirit. FALSTROM continues as an active,
family managed business with a team dedicated to quality and service
Today, Falstrom Company is an industry leader primarily serving US
defense needs with custom, battle proven, rugged enclosures and
electronic assemblies for numerous platforms. From avionics to
critical shipboard systems, Falstrom meets the challenge.
FALSTROM also supports rugged commercial applications. The
company’s products are fielded wherever reliability is paramount.
As an example, Falstrom seismic-qualified control enclosures and consoles
can be found in nuclear power plants around the globe.
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