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History

Explore our history to better understand how we’ve become the company we are today!

1902

December 2, 1902

1902

General Machine Works established

October 12, 1908

October 12, 1908

First meeting of the Board of Directors: A.R. Frantz, Geoffrey Yost, D.E. Small, Charles Moul, Horace Bollinger

November, 1908

November 1, 1908

Certification of incorporation

December 10, 1908

December 10, 1908

Building on Lamour Street was purchased from the Ruth Machine Company

1909

January 2, 1909

1909

Joined the Manufacturing Association

July 17, 1915

July 17, 1915

New management team: Will Swartz, President; Charles Strickler, Secretary/Treasurer

February, 1917

February 2, 1917

February, 1917

Pullman Motor Car Company closes, management team joins GMW: Charles Swartz, Charles Strickler, William Thompson, later joined by G. Ed Swartz

June, 1918

June 2, 1918

June, 1918

Bought land on Prospect Street, expanded existing building to 21,631 sq. ft. Building still in use today.

1938

January 2, 1938

1938

Bill Johnson of General Regulator Corporation asks GMW to manufacture parts, and GMW begins producing Master Panel and Marine Type Electric Regulator Control Units used on marine ships. GMW continues to manufacture General Regulator parts to this day.

1980s and 1990s

December 2, 1995

1980s and 1990s

General Machine Works diversifies following military cutbacks.

August, 1999

August 2, 1999

KMB Tooling LLC, formed by Robert F. and Wendy S. Davis, acquires General Machine Works.

December, 2012

December 2, 2012

General Machine Works acquired the assets of General Regulator, including AccuDriv and Custom Built.

August, 2015

August 2, 2015

General Machine Works purchases Daniel May Machine Shop.

General Machine Works – today.

December 8, 2019

General Machine Works – today.

Today, and every day, General Machine Works prides itself on being a hard-working family run business that provides a positive work environment for their employees!

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