Warn Industries has a big anniversary this year. The Oregon-based manufacturer is celebrating 70 years in business and will offer a host of special items throughout the year to commemorate the milestone.
The festivities will kick off March 24 through April 1 at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, where Warn will offer up 70th anniversary apparel and gear. Limited-edition items will include shirts, hats, hoodies, patches, and posters. Other unique merchandise will be released throughout the year and will be available at events and online at the Warn apparel and gear site, warngear.us.
The company also will hold an anniversary party for employees at the company’s headquarters near Portland, Oregon. Later in the year, a special-edition Warn 70th Anniversary winch is slated for release.
“Warn Industries’ history of innovation, manufacturing, and customer support is something we are extremely proud of,” said Kyle Shiminski, vice president & general manager of Warn Industries. “We’re excited to celebrate our 70th throughout 2018, and look forward to continuing our brand’s heritage of innovation for years to come.”
Warn was first started in 1948 when Arthur Warn began producing locking hubs for surplus World War II Jeeps. This invention would convert thousands of Jeep vehicles into useful rigs that could be operated on-road as well as off.
In the late 1950s, Warn would go on to develop the electric recreational winch and create a leading brand for off-road racers, four-wheel drive enthusiasts, and hard-working farmers and ranchers. Warn also introduced the first dedicated winch for ATV vehicles 30 years ago.