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Our History

Decades of Innovation

See how we've become the supplier of choice for companies wanting reliable stamped metal products, value-added services and support.


Company Founded

  • James E. Bennett founded Automation Tool and Die, Inc.


New Location

  • The company relocated to a 1,800-sq.-ft. facility at 11897 Bellaire Road in Cleveland, Ohio.  


Moved to a Larger Facility

  • ATD moved into a new 6,200-sq.-ft. facility at 2867 Nationwide Parkway in Brunswick, Ohio.


Expanded Capabilities

  • An 8,600-sq.-ft. expansion was completed to accommodate stamping equipment, as ATD entered into the metal stamping industry.


More Services Added

  • Began assembly of stamped parts with other components.


Facility Extension

  • Completed a 12,000-ft. extension in the stamping production facility.


Warehouse Facility Added

  • Office facilities were expanded to 4,000 sq. ft. and a 10,000-sq.-ft. warehouse facility was added.


Growth Milestones Reached

  • Total area of all facilities reached 41,000 sq. ft., with 35 full-time employees.


Production & Quality Improvements

  • Implementation of MRP Systems was completed. Pursuit of QS-9000 started.


Second Generation in Leadership

  • With the passing of Founder James Bennett, leadership of ATD passed to the second generation: Bill and Randy Bennett.


Quality Milestone Achieved

  • Opened distribution center and started TS-16949 Quality Management System.


Planning for Future Growth

  • Added 600-ton Minster Straight Side with 32-inch feed line and a 20,000 coil capacity.
  • Purchased building and land adjacent to our current facility to allow for a new toolroom facility and give ATD space for further growth.


Capabilities Expanded Again

  • Moved toolroom to new, state-of-the-art facility.
  • Designed, built, and began production on an automated tapping, insert press, as well as a 100% inspection machine for our Japanese transplant customers.


Value-Added Services Grow

  • ATD began adding special machines to increase our value-added capabilities. These included our 500 and 600 ton presses, which increased stamping capabilities.


Weathered an Economic Downturn

  • ATD, like the rest of the world, experienced the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression. 


Capabilities Continue to Grow

  • Added another special assembly machine in the Value-Added Department.
  • Added a vibratory deburring department with multiple lines.


Investments in Services & Software

  • Added Orbital Riveting to our Value-Added Department.
  • Added multiple seats of a new 3D software package.


Growth Milestones Achieved

  • ATD's team is now comprised of 70 full-time employees at four facilities.  
  • Added AIDA 300 Ton Servo Press.


New Facility Planned

  • Increased warehouse capacity by 5,000 sq. ft. (reaching 15,000 sq. ft.) and added Servo Weld Cell, Mig/Tig, Assembly to Value-Added Services.
  • Designed and broke ground on facility consolidation project to move out of four facilities into one facility (102,000 sq. ft. on more than 22 acres) that enables future growth.


Equipment & Technology Upgrades

  • Added robotic press tending on two new AIDA 275 ton presses.  
  • Built and moved entire operation into new facilities.  
  • Added AIDA 700 Ton Servo Press.


Quality & Workflow Efficiencies

  • Implemented new efficiencies: workflow, material handling, network technology.
  • Registered to the new IATF 16949 Quality Management System Standard (one of the first in the United States).


Value-Added & Transfer Services Added

  • Added 10 Station Programmable Servo Projection Welder to increase value-added capabilities.
  • Added the ability to take on transfer jobs to facilitate reshoring and tooling support for automotive customers.


Software Investments

  • Added Hexagon Absolute Scanning Arm and reverse engineering software.
  • Invested in upgrade of 3D CAD and CAM software packages.


Added Innovation

  • Started automation & integration of Robot & HAAS pallet changer.


Refined Leadership Strategy

  • Added additional 2-ton crane to increase capacity in toolroom.
  • Replaced and upgraded all server equipment and back-up systems.
  • Bill Bennett acquires 100% ownership of ATD and completes a strategic leadership realignment.


Continued Innovation

  • Added HAAS VF-9/50, substantially increasing ATD’s capabilities.
  • Invests in Tote Goats ergonomic material handling.
  • Added 200T Minster press and feedline.
  • Added deburring line and automated debur/finishing equipment.
  • Employees experience improvement projects, including outdoor patio and landscaping upgrades.
  • Completes full web and digital relaunch.

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