Ford Tool Celebrates 50 Years of Past Success While Keeping its Focus on the Future

Ford Tool & Machining 50th Anniversary

Loves Park, IL ­ ­– Since it was founded in 1969Ford Tool & Machining LLC has provided high quality tooling and precision machining services and products to its customers.  Early on, those customers were primarily in the fastener industry, but over the past 20 years the company has expanded its technologies, its capabilities and its customer base to include companies in the automotive, aerospace, fluid power and oil and gas industries, among others. As a result, it has become a leading provider of tooling and machining services to companies both in North America and worldwide.

“We at Ford Tool are extremely proud of our past fifty years of providing quality precision products and service to our customers,” says President and owner Thom Chustak, “but we keep our primary focus today on continuing to meet the needs of current customers and developing new capabilities and new opportunities for tomorrow’s growth.”

Ford Tool’s growth and acquisitions throughout the 1990’s expanded the company and developed business capabilities to include EDM Wire, EDM Ram, and Pin manufacturing, along with the launch of the company’s Carbide Header Die Division. 

Ford Tool is committed to continually upgrading and expanding both its equipment and technology and the technical skill level and size of its staff. It considers every link in the production chain equally important, from customer service, purchasing, cost estimating and accounting to machinists, tool and die makers, manufacturing engineering, quality, inspection and shipping.

Ford Tool & Machining LLC is headquartered in Loves Park, Illinois, and provides precision tooling and machining services to customers in both North America and globally. The company includes four divisions: Precision CNC Machining, Lathom Pin, Carbide Header Die and Tri-Wire EDM. Each division is defined by its special capability to meet all Ford customers’ tooling needs. For further information about Ford Tool & Machining and its specific capabilities, visit or call 815-633-5727.