Composite Forgings Ltd.
There are not many companies have survived for 80 years and had three generations of family involvement, but Composite Forgings Ltd. has. Based in Detroit, the open-die forger has and continues to flourish. President Charles Hopper Jr.’s grandfather, Charles Hopper, retired from Composite as a heat treater and a welder. “Originally, it was a hammer shop, who producing small automotive-type forgings,” the younger Hopper explains.