Founded in Torrington, CT, Borgeson Universal began manufacturing universal joints for lathes and milling machines in 1914. By the 1920's, Ford was using Borgeson universal joints for the steering on some of their prototypes. Borgeson Universal continued to develop and refine u-joints for industrial, aerospace and OEM vehicle applications. When purchased in 1982 by the current owners, two avid Street Rodders, Borgeson soon began developing applications for Street Rods. Borgeson has continually improved and developed the original needle bearing universal joints into the most reliable, smoothest operating, strongest u-joints you can buy. Seeking to expand, Borgeson acquired Mullins Steering Gears in 2001 and in July 2012 Borgeson acquired all of the original equipment, tooling, drawings and the OE manufacturing rights for all Saginaw manual steering gear boxes from BSB Automotive Technologies in Canada. Borgeson has moved all of this manufacturing into our state of the art manufacturing facility in Torrington, Connecticut. This 50,000 square foot plant was designed and built for increased production efficiency and capacity so we can better serve our customers. Today, Borgeson is the leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket steering components for the street rod, racing, specialty automotive, OEM and pickup truck markets. We believe our growth is based on a policy of honesty and always listening to our customers, whether you are a corporation or working in your garage. We respond to your suggestions by developing needed innovations to help increase steering system safety and make building your vehicle more fun. Our dedication to safety has been recognized by the National Street Rod Association with safety product of the year awards in 1992 & 2001 as well as Street Rod Manufacturer Of The Year in 1999. Ultimately, your vehicle's safety depends on you. We strive to make Borgeson steering components as safe as possible. You can't buy a stronger, safer u-joint anywhere in the world! However, its effectiveness is only as good as the installation.