Skidmore-Wilhelm was founded 70 years ago as a contract manufacturer and machine shop. Soon after, they were asked to invent a device that would measure the tension in a bolt. Use of bolts in steel structures was exploding and engineers were trying to understand the relationship of torque and tension in that bolted joint. Within a few weeks a prototype was developed and sales of the unit grew rapidly in the construction market. Gradually, other products were added and units both grew and shrunk in size to meet customer’s requirements.
In 2006, Skidmore-Wilhelm became a brand of Tungsten Capital Partners. Our products can be found in most industrialized countries throughout the world.