J.J. RYAN CORPORATION operates Rex Forge, which is an employee-owned company that manufactures a range of hot forgings. Rex Forge employs a staff of up to 200 individuals and specializes in die making. The company was founded in 1867 as the Atwater Manufacturing Company. It serves clients in the automotive, construction, railroad and mining industries. The company s facility spreads across an area of more than 14 acres. Rex Forge process approximately 125 million pounds of steel annually from bar mills in the United States and Canada. It maintains mechanical presses, hammers and induction heating systems. Rex Forge offers shipping services in South America, Europe and Asia.