In 1954 Frank Zak opened F & G Welding Supply. Frank was an extremely hardworking man. He grew up on the family farm in Sunderland, Massachusetts. After graduating High School in 1934 he moved to New York City to begin studying at New York University. After graduating in 1939 he attended Lincoln school to learn how to weld. This training landed him a job as a welder in the New York shipyards.