Multi Lock Past President,
|A few words
from the Past President ~
1930, my father, L. Roy Ford started the Ford Fence Co., a residential
and industrial fence company in Broad Ripple, Indiana.
The orginial office was located where College Ave. and Broad
Ripple Ave. come together . Then that was on the outskirts
Broad Ripple is located in the metropolitan area of Indianapolis,
which we affectionately call Indy or Circle City.
Ripple is also known for its High School, which David Letterman
and I attended. Letterman was there about
10 years after I graduated in 1948. I also attended Purdue
University graduating straight into the Air Force as a radar
mechanic. In 1954, I went back to the fence company.
In 1940, my father
started manufacturing the woven wire partitions used to increase
security in the defense plants. In 1950, Ford Fence installed
the new fence that surrounds the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"THE INDY or 500", 2016” will be the 100th running
of the 500 mile race. The 500 is the worlds
largest single-day spectator sporting event.
Jerold Robinson Ford
died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 1, 2008.
He was born February
13, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Margaret
Lostutter and L.Roy Ford.
Mr. Ford attended Broad
Ripple High School and Purdue University where he
was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
He was a Rotarian and
a 32nd degree Mason.
Mr. Ford started his
career in business with the Ford Fence Company. He was
also the founder of Multi Lock Corporation and Pompano
He served the Air Force
in the 122nd Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron
in 1951 to 1953.
He was an avid pilot
and a member of the Order of Quiet Birdmen.