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5. Custom Tool adds a Hardinge V480 APC horizontal mill to it's CNC capacity. This asset is part of a dedicated cell for a Tier 3 supplier producing OE automotive components. Custom Tool works with a broad range of customers in automotive, heavy truck, marine, and general industrial markets.  

4. Custom Tool introduces robotic machine tending to it's capabilities with the addition of a Fanuc M10 robotic arm. The integration is being preformed in house giving a motivated staff the opportunity to learn about robotics and interfacing with machine tools.

3. Custom Tool was feature article in the November 2018 edition of Modern Machine Shop magazine. The article covered our approach to light's out manufacturing as well as other approaches to technology and IOT 4.0. Special thanks to Derek Korn and the Custom Tool team for making this a special day. 

Custom Tool Modern Machine Shop Nov 2018 article
2. Custom Tool's president Gillen Young sworn in as executive team member with NTMA. Young nomination was approved by NTMA's board of trustees at the 2018 fall conference in Denver.  
1. Custom Tool acquires Screw Machine Products, a locally owned screw machine job shop. The acquisition was strategic, giving Custom Tool expanded capabilities for customers needing high volume production of turned components. A total of (7) machines with capacities up to 1-5/8" in diameter we included in the transaction.



Advanced CNC Milling

Custom Tool supports with a variety of services utilizing CNC Milling capabilities. Precision boring, alignment and assembly holes as well as other prismatic details. In addition to removal, on machine featuring probing for inspection and quality reporting is possible. With each job, Custom Tool strives to maximize the utilization of technology of our equipment so we can provide the lowest total cost to our customers.

Robotic Welding

Custom Tool offers robotic GMAC welding services to it's list of capabilities. Robotic welding offers more options for weld patterns that can be achieved along with consistency in weld integrity. This capability, along with our value added machining options makes a great soulContact our sales representative to discuss how we can help with not only your precision machined components, but also welded assemblies

Advanced 7-Axis Turning

Custom Tool's mastery of 7-axis turning allows us to achieve greater efficiency in part production. Utilizing the advanced features of our equipment, we can automate part production without the need of specialized equipment or secondary processing.

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Cookeville, TN -  August 3, 2017 - Custom Tool, Inc., a precision machining company, has hired Larry Battle as Director of Business Development.

Battle brings significant industry experience in the health care, law enforcement equipment and heavy-truck markets, along with management experience gained with large manufacturers in the Southeast.

"This is a very dynamic time in manufacturing" states Bob Young, Vice President Sales and Operations at Custom Tool. "Larry's mission will be to introduce Custom Tool in markets where customers need a sustainable, dependable supplier for parts specific to their individual needs. That mission includes helping us build on our workforce development efforts to ensure we have the talent base to deliver high quality parts at a competitive price. We are confident Larry will play a big role in helping us reach these growth objectives."

Battle comments, "I was attracted to the unique culture of excellence and willingness to embrace change.  When you combine that with our technical capabilities, ideal geographic location, and our leader's focus on strategic investments, you have a recipe for an exciting time at Custom Tool and a great partner for our customers'.

About Custom Tool:

Custom Tool specializes in maximizing the latest in CNC and robotic technologies to supply machined and fabricated component parts to companies in the automotive, marine, agricultural and consumer markets. In April of 2016, Custom Tool was among the first companies in the country to obtain ISO9001-2015 certification of its' quality management system.


For more information, please contact Michele Young at or visit the Custom Tool website at