A Family Company
AV Weber Company founder AV ("Bud") Weber served as a machinist on the USS J. Fred Talbott, a destroyer that made multiple crossings of the North Atlantic as an escort to Allied supply convoys during World War II.
After the war, Bud returned home to the Philadelphia suburbs, and earned a living as a toolmaker while studying drafting, math, and other related fields via International Correspondence School courses. In 1959 he founded A.V.Weber Co. on the principles of good workmanship and a fair price.
The fledgling company quickly earned a reputation for high quality, and Bud became a proud supplier of parts to the emerging computer sector, general industries, as well as to America's fledgling space program. AV Weber supplied a number of parts to NASA Apollo missions including components for the NASA's Lunar Landers.
In 1974, son David Weber joined the business and continued to grow the company, adding the first computer system, improving clerical systems for better customer response, and strengthening sales initiatives. David raised the company's profile, in 1977, through membership in the prestigious Spring Manufacturer's Institute, which elected him as their President in 2003.
AV Weber Today
A third generation of the Weber family, Bud's grandson Steven, joined the company in 1992 and currently serves as General Manager.
More than a half-century since its founding, AV Weber continues to lead the industry as a recognized source for the best in precision springs, wireforms, and stampings.