He is co-founder of U.S. Equipment Company, U.S. Manufacturing Company, and U.S. Forge Company, among others, with capability in the automotive, steel, and heavy machinery industries. These provide the bases from which the Simons build and completely fit out factories for such clients as Ford and Kaiser. Their own manufacturing operations range from production of fiber liners and filters for use in cars to heavy piston carriers and industrial forgings for trucks and locomotives.
Joseph Simon has developed and patented a cold-form process for making truck-axle spindles, a process that makes possible greater strength at less than ordinary cost. George Simon, stepping outside the business world, has set world records as a hydroplane racer.
His brother owned the home across the street.