For over 90 years, Foley United has set the industry standard in designing and manufacturing sharpening equipment. The Foley United brand of grinders made for the golf and turf industry is one of two product groups manufactured at our River Falls, Wisconsin facility - a building specifically designed and constructed to manufacture grinders in 1992.
Foley United is located 40 miles east of Minneapolis, Minnesota, nestled in the scenic bluffs of the St. Croix River Valley. The 70,000 square foot building houses manufacturing, warehousing, engineering, sales, and business management in River Falls, Wisconsin, a small college town surrounded by rich farmlands and a community that values both hardwork and education.
Generations of Family Ownership
The company began in 1926, when Walter Ringer Sr. purchased Foley Manufacturing, a company that made a machine to sharpen handsaw blades. Since then, Foley has been manufacturing sharpening equipment continuously for over 90 years, evolving from handsaw filers to the high-tech, fully-automated reel blade and bedknife grinders of today.
Walter Ringer Sr. extolled the philosophy: "Keeping Everlastingly At It Brings Success". Foley United takes great pride in its rich history of designing and manufacturing, and, under the guidance and support of the Ringer Family, we continue to keep our nose to the proverbial grindstone, "keeping everlastingly" at designing and manufacturing the world's finest grinders.
Today, Foley United, LLC is owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Ringer Family, as well as two long-term invesment partners whose holdings include both Foley United Turf and Neary Technologies, another brand of grinding equipment for the golf and turf industry.
Our Commitment Statement
At Foley United. LLC, we created a “Commitment Statement” that captures our vision of what we want to accomplish as a manufacturer. Everyday we strive to maintain this vision with each and every product we make, "working everlastingly" to reach the following goals:
Providing superior customer support, training, and service.
Manufacturing the highest quality products at an unequaled value.
Setting the industry standard by investing in technological innovation.
Manufacturing products specifically designed to maintain original equipment manufacturers specifications.
Interacting with and supporting all of the original equipment manufacturers.
When you purchase a Foley United grinder, or make a call to one of our Sales Managers, or register your grinder for its warranty—however you interact with us, these commitments guide our customer service.
We look forward to providing the highest quality grinders for years to come.