Forenta manufactures and markets a wide range of products to meet the needs of the dry cleaning and laundry industries. Forenta garment presses (dry cleaning & laundry), steam-air finishing machines, conveyors and miscellaneous other products provide cost effective solutions to the needs of dry cleaners and laundries throughout the world. Forenta designs and builds quality products that are reliable, easy to use and safe. These products are sold and backed up by a worldwide network of dealers that provide recommendations, installation, training and service. Forenta supports this dealer network and their customers with additional service and engineering. Forenta products are sold throughout the world to dry cleaners, five star hotels, cruise ships, naval warships , hospitals and garment manufacturers. Forenta's reputation for its commitment to the customer is unequaled in the fabric care industry. Today, Fulton employs more than 875 people in facilities in five countries, and has served as an industry leader of emerging heat technologies for more than 60 years. Fulton’s founder, Lewis Palm, was a pioneer in the engineering of steam equipment for the laundry and dry cleaning markets . In a small garage next to his home in Fulton, New York, Lewis invented the first Vertical Tubeless Boiler in 1949. Upon the receipt of his first sale, Lewis tied the boiler to the trunk of his car and drove it hundreds of miles from New York to Michigan. Within just a few short years, this same boiler would become the most popular model on the market for dry cleaners and launderers nationally -- and the company founded as a result of that first sale would include approximately 70 employees and a manufacturing facility in Oswego, New York. The highly-skilled staff who fabricated Fulton boilers were ingenuity experts, producing an extraordinarily high number of boilers annually – approximately 2,000 - in an era before high-tech tools and technology were implemented to streamline production.