Wiseco started in 1940 from a passion for the performance and racing lifestyle. Clyde Wiseman first manufactured his own big-bore marine engine pistons, in his garage located on the East side of Cleveland, Ohio, with the intention of filling a void in the market by building the performance pistons he needed (yet was unable to find) to win races. Word quickly spread about Wiseman's high-quality pistons, and by 1941he formed Wiseco Piston to serve the needs of fellow motorsports enthusiasts who needed performance pistons for racing. Today, Wiseco is unique among aftermarket piston manufacturers in the US because it's the only brand that produces pistons strictly using the forging process. Although many performance enthusiasts might put billet parts at the top of the heap in terms of desirability, the reality is that the billet they are created from has none of the directional grain properties of a forging. For high-performance applications, there’s simply no better choice than a forged component.