The Bohning Company is one of the cornerstones of today's archery industry. Bohning is committed to developing and marketing only the highest quality solutions for the problems experienced in the industries we serve. It is our company's firm conviction that the benefits of growth and the confidence and respect of the people and firms we serve can only be achieved by maintaining or improving the quality of each and every Bohning product.
The Bohning Company was founded in 1946 by Rollin Bohning. He was a research chemist and avid archer who had become dissatisfied with the cements available to bond broadheads to hunting shafts. He developed Ferr-L-Tite ™ adhesive for adhering hardware to wood and aluminum shafts. The product formulation has undergone several changes over the decades, but Ferr-L-Tite ™ is still the industry standard today.
Throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s, Rollin Bohning continued to develop successful solutions for archers, including Doug Easton and Fred Bear, with whom he had become friends. Their collaboration led to the development of Bohning Fletch-Tite ® Platinum ™ fletching cement, a product so effective that nearly every archer has used it since its inception.
In the early 1970s, Rollin Bohning semi-retired from the growing company, and Colby and Martha Johnson became chief administrators. They guided the company throughout the 1970s and most of the 1980s, during which time Bohning Fletch-Tite ® Vanes were introduced.
Larry Griffith became president of the company in 1987 when the Johnsons semi-retired. The company diversified into several new industries, adding to its overall growth and stability:
- Lure-Lac quality paints and coatings for fishing lures
- Tree colorant and adhesive products to help Christmas tree growers maintain tree color and retain needles on the branches
- Golf ferrules, a plastic-injection-molded component for golf clubs
True to its founding principles, The Bohning Company, Ltd. continues to innovate new products that help solve problems in the industries it serves. The company also maintains its longstanding commitment to excellence in customer service.