Ron Fournier - Fournier Enterprises - Shelby Township, Michigan
Ron Fournier's career as a metal fabricator spans 40 years and across the
custom automotive, motorcycle & aircraft industries.
His career began with Holman and Moody in 1964, and since that time racing greats such as Roger Penske, A.J. Foyt, Kar Kraft and Bob Sharp Racing have all utilized Ron's unique skills to transform metal into various components for their championship-winning race cars. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have also contracted for his fabrication and training services.
1970s, Ron founded Race Craft, which developed a reputation as one of the
finest metal fabrication shops in the U.S. Ron and his wife, Sue, have
written two books now considered essential references in the automotive
metal work field: Metal Fabricator's Handbook and Sheet Metal Handbook. In
1984 Metal Fabricator's Handbook received a Moto Award, the highest
achievement in automotive journalism.
Through the years Ron has worked diligently to promote the craft of metal work and has placed an emphasis on education and training so that the art to which he has dedicated his life's work will continue to thrive for many years to come.
Nicole Fournier-Osborne is responsible for business operations, tool
development and marketing / advertising at Fournier Enterprises. Nicole is
Ron and Sue's daughter and shares their passion and enthusiasm for the
Dan Fournier is an accomplished metal fabricator, painter and welder -
truly an integral part of our family business. He began learning his metal
shaping and fabrication skills when he was 12 years old, and has trained
under his father's watchful eye for the ensuing 20 years. In addition to his
regular shop responsibilities, Dan enjoys teaching welding and other metal
fabrication skills to workshop students with Ron. He also helps with
technical & equipment questions on the phone lines and e-mail, so don?t be
surprised if you call and get to talk with him next time you have a tech
question. Dan's experience also makes him an excellent part of our tool &
equipment development team. He's our "Hey, we can make that tool even better
/ simpler / easier to use..." guy. He's part trouble shooter, part engineer
and 100% committed!
For more information please read:
Vehicle Trimming : A Compilation of articles on the Trimming of Automobiles, Motor Trucks, Carriages and Wagons. Ware Bros., 1913
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