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Multi Lock Past President,
Jerold Ford
A few words from the Past President ~

In 1930, my father, L. Roy Ford started the Ford Fence Co., a residential and industrial fence company in Broad Ripple, Indiana.   The orginial office was located where College Ave. and Broad Ripple Ave. come together .  Then that was on the outskirts of Indianapolis. 

Today, Broad Ripple is located in the metropolitan area of Indianapolis, which we affectionately call Indy or Circle City.  

Broad Ripple is also known for its High School, which David Letterman and  I attended.   Letterman was there about 10 years after I graduated in 1948.  I also attended Purdue University graduating straight into the Air Force as a radar mechanic.  In  1954, I went back to the fence company. 

In 1940, my father started manufacturing the woven wire partitions used to increase security in the defense plants. In 1950, Ford Fence installed the new fence that surrounds the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   "THE INDY or 500",  2016” will be the 100th running of the 500 mile race. The “500” is the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event.

ME and JR at the Brickyard

Jerold got to drive his car around the track!

In 1960, Jerold became president of Ford Fence and designed a special lock for the Wire Partition Industry.  He called the lock MULTI LOCK because of its versatility. 

MULTI LOCK’S business grew to such a point that he sold the Wire Mesh Partition business and concentrated his efforts promoting and selling the MULTI LOCK

Always attuned to new markets,  MULTI LOCK continues to develop new applications for the lock.  The newest design is the ORNAMENTAL IRON CUSTOM GATE LOCK featuring the new Chrysanthemum handle.

If you have a job that requires special handling.  Call or email  ME DePalma-Ford at MEDFord@Multilock.Com     

jerold robinson ford

Jerold Robinson Ford died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 1, 2008.

He was born February 13, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Margaret Lostutter and L.Roy Ford.

Mr. Ford attended Broad Ripple High School and Purdue University where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

He was a Rotarian and a 32nd degree Mason.

Mr. Ford started his career in business with the Ford Fence Company. He was also the founder of Multi Lock Corporation and Pompano Airlines.

He served the Air Force in the 122nd Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron in 1951 to 1953.
He was an avid pilot and a member of the Order of Quiet Birdmen.

Jerold's brick
Daddy's Brick. "You will always be at the track in spirit and now you're in front of the Indy museum"

Back Home Again in Indiana
Pamela, Tracy, Leslie, M.E.
The families of Kurt and Hank Langsenkamp

Secretary, Treasurer
Adonis Apollo Mackey

M.E. DePalma
M.E. DePalma-Ford

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