Employee Spotlight: Bridget Turner

Meet Bridget, our Customer Service Department Manager – Threading Products, at our GWS-Beloit location in South Beloit, Illinois. Bridget first joined the cutting tool industry when she was a teenager and has been with GWS Tool Group since 2016, when it was then known as North American Tool. When Bridget first entered manufacturing at 19 […]

Employee Spotlight: Ryan Matteson

Meet Ryan, one of our CNC Grinder/Programmers at our GWS-MI facility in Grand Rapids, MI. Ryan began working at what was then known as Alliance CNC in 2015 before they became a part of the GWS Tool Group. Ryan comes from a background in manufacturing with many years of experience. He worked at a plant […]

10-20 Turning Promotion

February 1, 2023 – Today is the first day of our 10/20 Turning Promotion that will run through March 31st, 2023. Please use code 10-20 when placing an order, as this promo applies only to profiling custom inserts and tooling produced by our GWS-TN location, formerly Peterson Tool in Nashville, TN. This limited time deal […]

Hurrimill® Storms In To Generate Serious Savings

Not every machining challenge requires customization, which is why GWS Tool Group offers a huge selection of ultimate performance cutting tool options for smaller shops or applications that need them. In this case, a large automotive job shop was looking to improve tool life and if possible, metal removal rate...[...]

Employee Spotlight: Gary Cieslik

  Meet Gary Cieslik, our Senior Quoting and Tooling Engineer at our GWS-WI facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Gary has been at this location since 1990 when it was previously known as CTMI or Carbide Tools Manufacturing Inc. After Gary graduated from college in 1989 with a business degree, he spent a few months working […]

Employee Spotlight: Brandon Duncan

Meet Brandon Duncan, our Second Shift Supervisor at our GWS-NC facility in Arden, North Carolina. Brandon has been at this location since 2013 and works to ensure the machines run efficiently, quickly, and safely. In addition to his hard work on the machines, Brandon leads his team in training and positivity. Brandon found out about […]

4 Tools In 1

Customer was producing various heating and cooling valves out of 360 brass in high volumes. The internal valve featured two internal hole diameters with an angled chamfer between the two features...[...]

6-Figure Cost Savings!

Customer was producing over 100,000 pistons per year, and part of the process was producing the groove around the circumference of the part. For this application, the manufacturer was using a custom PCD grooving insert, made in Japan, to do the job. The insert was walking slightly, which led to semi-constant adjustments needing to be made all throu[...]

Employee Spotlight: Richard Boyle

  Meet Richard Boyle, the Executive Vice President of Operations based out of our Arden, North Carolina facility. Since 2022, Richard has been responsible for the oversight and execution of manufacturing and supply activities within GWS Tool Group. From Working On The Shop Floor To Overseeing Them All Richard first started working in the automotive […]

GWS Tool Group Announces Acquisition of Balax Inc.

The acquisition of Balax Inc. represents a significant addition to GWS, bringing incremental premium tapping solutions of both the standard and custom variety to the GWS portfolio. The Balax name in production tapping solutions is cemented in 65 years of experience and will marry perfectly with GWS’ current rapid-tap production unit to create greater value […]