Forberg Smith

Instrument Technology Professionals

Forberg Smith was formed in 2020 as the result of the merger of Forberg Scientific (founded in 1971) and Smith Instrument (founded in 1927). We are a premier manufacturer’s representative and distribution firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with additional locations in Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. 

Forberg Smith offers industrial hose fabrication, gauge filling, and sealing, panel building, as well as tube bending and fabrication. Our customer base spans all major industrial sectors, including chemical processing, food and beverage manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and renewable energy production. 


(248) 288-5330



Continual Training 

 All Forberg Smith Owner-Associates  are service-oriented problem solvers and we empower them with the resources, responsibility, and tools to perform at a high level. We invest in their long-term potential with specialized product and market training conducted by experts within the manufacturing class or market they represent. Our staff continues to reflect a culture that embodies the traits we feel provide our customers significant value. These traits are hallmarks of Forberg Smith’s operating principles and include: friendliness, responsiveness, flexibility, empathy and technical knowledge.

Innovative Problem Solving 

 Our service group is the unique difference that separates us from other suppliers. We pride ourselves on this rapidly growing part of our business. Today’s customer relies more on outside resources than ever before and Forberg Smith is a great choice to partner with. On-site training, inventory management programs, engineering and design services, consignment inventory, panel enclosures, cabinet assemblies, start-up assistance and support, in-plant air quality audits, steam trap surveys, rebuilding services for valves, regulators and filters, diaphragm and capillary filling, instrument and gauge calibration and assembly work are all part of what we do. So whether you’re after start-up assistance or an inventory management program, Forberg Smith has the resources and experience to meet your every need.

Electronically Integrated Warehouses 

Forberg Smith’s three integrated stocking warehouses are the region’s premier source for rapid response delivery of instrumentation products. We are electronically linked with all our major suppliers providing immediate, real time access to their inventory levels and production planning. And as a further benefit to our customers, Forberg Smith is electronically connected to a large network of instrumentation distributors across the country providing our customer service team access to a wide array of on-hand product availability. This broad access to product translates to improved uptime and responsive attention to our customer’s needs.