Addendum 6


Addendum 6:

Notable American Special Machine Tool Companies

  • No longer producing significant special machine tools under an American name.

  • Producing special machine tools as of December, 2002

  • A.E. Parker and Sons (acquired by EX-CELL-O Corp.)

  • Agnew

  • Ann Arbor Machine Company

  • Apex Corporation

  • Avey (acquired by The Cross Co.)

  • Baker Brothers

  • Bausch

  • Bendix Machine Tool Co. (acquired by The Cross Co.)

  • Biltrite

  • Buhr Machine Tool (combined with Michigan Special as Bendix Machine tool )

  • Cargill Detroit (South East Michigan capacity minimized)

  • The Cross Co.

  • Dearborn Machine

  • EX-CELL-O (the American co,)

  • Fenton Machine Tool (part of LaSalle Machine tool)Co.)

  • Foote-Burt (later Foote-Burt Reynolds)

  • Greenlee Brothers (acquired by EX-CELL-O Corp.)

  • H.R. Krueger

  • ** Ingersoll Milling Machine Company (part of Ingersoll International)

  • Ingersoll CM Systems (part of Ingersoll International – formerly CM Systems)

  • Kingsbury Corporation

  • Unova (Lamb Technicon - F. Jos. Lamb)

  • LaSalle Machine Tool (acquired by Acme Cleveland and then by The Cross Co,)

  • Michigan Machine (acquired by Lamb - Unova)

  • Michigan Special Mach.(combined with Buhr Mach. as Bendix Machine Tool))

  • Natco

  • Newcor Machine Tool

  • Place Machine

  • Producto Machine

  • R & B Machine Tool (acquired by Lamb - Unova)

  • Rockford Special

  • Saginaw Machine Systems

  • Standard Machine

  • Standard Machine of New Jersey (acquired by Lamb - Unova)

  • Snyder Corp. (acquired first by Giddings and Lewis-then by Utica Enterprises)

  • Tuff Machine

  • Utica Enterprises

  • W.F. & John Barnes

  • 38 companies listed

  • = (9) Continuing operations Dec 02

** In Late 2002 the production machine portion of the business was acquired by a Chinese machine tool company.

Notes:

Highlighted company is the only apparent remaining American special machine tool company capable of supplying major machining systems for the engine and vehicle builders for power train and chassis components.

  • The others thus denoted either specialize in cylindrical components or very large components or are only able to handle smaller projects.

This is not intended to be a complete history of the subject industry. There are numerous other smaller companies and others that existed earlier in history that are not listed. In addition the companies that are listed, in many cases, underwent other changes and additions too numerous and complex to include.

numerous and complex to include

abundant life

acorns

agile

Agriculture

Albert Speer

Amada

American legacy

application engineering

auction

auto industry

Babcock and Wilcox

benchmarking

Bendix Machine Tool

benevolent cycle

Benjamin Disraeli

Blackbirds

Blue collar

Boeing

Buhr Machine Tool

buy American

Carver

Case

Caterpillar

Celera Genomics Corp

challenging

character

chassis

Christy Borth

Chrysler Corporation

closed shop

closely-held

Coca Cola

cognitive

Comau

communicating

computer

computer aided design

Connecticut Yankee

continuous improvement

conundrum

courage

craft

craftsman

crankshaft

creativity

Cross

Cross and Trecker

Cross Huller

culture

cylinder block

cylinder head

DaimlerChrysler

dead end jobs

dedicated

Dell

democracy

diagnosis

downsizing

drudgery

dynamic value

dynamic work team

Edison

Einstein

Eli Whitney

email

empowers individuals

empowers organizations

enterprise

enterprise personality

enterprise success

entry barrier

equal pay for equal work

EX-CELL-O

exchange rate

F Jos Lamb

Facilitate

failure

farmer

fighter pilot

find a way

fitters

flexibility

florist

Ford

Ford Motor Company

formula

Francis Collins

Franklin D. Roosevelt

free enterprise system

free market

fulfillment

Gates

General Motors Corporation

Germany

Giddings and Lewis

gold rush

gunboat

H R Krueger

hardball

Henry Ford

Honda

huge population

human element

human genome

imagination

indenture

individual liberty

individual power

industrial revolution

industrialized countries

industrials

information age

ingenuity

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company

inquiry

intellectual property

interchangeable

invent

irrational exuberance

isolated population

Italy

James Hoffa

Japan

Jeremiah Wilkinson

Jigs and fixtures

John F. Kennedy

John Quincy Adams

just in time inventory

kaisen

kanban

Karl Benz

Kearny and Trecker

Knudsen

labor

LambTechnicon

LaSalle Machine tool Company

latent

leadership

lean design

lean production

lend lease

liberty

life cycle cost

life expectancy

life quality

life.s work

loan guarantees

longevity

Lopez

loyalty

Luddite

machining center

managements preferences and prejudices

manufacturing engineer

market distortions

market share

mass production

maturity

McDonalds

Michael Jordan

Michigan Special Machine tool

Microsoft

mission statement

monopolies

multi-disciplined

musket

mutually dependent

mutually exclusive

mutually supportive

nanotechnology

national medal of technology

natural selection

Neil Armstrong

new economy

Newcomen engine

Nicholas Joseph Cugnot

Nissan

NLRB

no rules environment

numerically controlled machine tool

nurse

old economy

open shop

organized labor

Orville and Wilbur Wright

ownership model

oxymoron

paradigm

passion, definition

Pasteur

Paul Revere

Pearl Harbor

peer pressure

piston

platform

prescription

procurement

products produced

progress

progress curve

progress payments

quality

recognition

retirement

riddle

right to work laws

rust belt

safety net

Salk

Saturn

sealed bid

security

seniority

simultaneous engineering

sixth priority

Snyder Corporation

solution

sour grapes

Soviet Union

special machine tool

stakeholders

Stalin

standard machine tool

standardization

stock market

subsidies

success machine

suckup

surgeon

survival

survival of the fittest

sweet grapes

Swiss watch

target price

tax abatement

team

Teamsters union

tech stocks

technology and medicine

tgif

tgim

The American Revolution

the cause of progress

the human element

Third World countries

Thomas Sowell

tool maker

Toyota

transfer machine

Tupolev

turned off

turned on

Tympanist

U.S. Broach and Machine Company

UAW

unions

Unova

Up From the Apes

USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)

value

values statement

venture capitalist

Vietnamese War

voice mail

Von Braun

W F and John Barnes

Wall Street

white collar

why we work (W3)

wing spar

wisdom

work

working class

world class

WWII

Yamamoto

Yankee

Yankee ingenuity (author's definition)