Early growth driven by food & beverage mold tooling.
The business’s specialty was cutting tools for the glass bottle mold industry, which had a strong presence in Southwestern Pennsylvania and was growing at the time. Ken’s customer list grew based on his quality and his ability to deliver cutting tools quickly when needed — values that are still a strong part of the company. By the 1980s, the business had outgrown the family garage, taking on employees and moving into its own dedicated space in Washington, PA.
Diversification into aerospace, automotive, and medical tooling.
As Custom Tool continued to grow, the business diversified from serving the food & beverage packaging industry to building custom cutting tools for customers in the aerospace, automotive and industrial markets. With growth came expansion. The company added space at its Washington, PA shop for additional production and new capabilities.
“We partner with you to develop new solutions, produce them with high quality in virtually any quantity, and respond quickly to your production”
Today’s Custom Tool: experts at CNC grinding, Wire EDM and custom tool
Today, Custom Tool & Grinding has updated its equipment to meet the needs of demanding customers in a variety of industries for high-precision custom cutting tools. Our seasoned staff of machinists is trained and certified to operate a full complement of state-of-the-art CNC systems, wire EDM equipment, precision measurement and QA systems, and other machine tools. Founder Ken Stasiowski is still involved in the business, with day-to-day operation under the experienced guidance of son Greg Stasiowski.
We serve a growing customer list that now includes manufacturers in Canada, Mexico and China, and we provide cutting tools for the overseas locations of many of our U.S.-based customers. Though our size and capabilities have grown over the years, one thing has never changed: our ability to partner with you to develop new solutions, produce them with high quality in virtually any quantity, and respond quickly to your production needs.
“We use Custom Tool for all of our unique grinding and custom tooling. They offer exceptional customer service and their on-time delivery is second to none.”
Charles “Todd” Diehl – Vice President, Premier Hydraulics, Inc.