Cline Tool, headquartered in Newton, was named to Industrial Distribution magazine’s 2019 Watch List, a national recognition. Industrial Distribution magazine annually recognizes the largest 50 industrial distributors in the U.S. In conjunction with this, they also issue a Watch List. These are companies that have not yet reached the top 50, but are recognized as leaders in the manufacturing supply industry and companies to watch as they are making an impact on the industry.
In 2015, Cline Tool added a second location in Fletcher, N.C., to take advantage of the automotive and aerospace market there. Shortly after, Cline Tool opened its Houston location to add oil and gas customers and then expanded to many more general manufacturing customers by opening its Rockford, Ill., location.
Founded in 1948, Cline Tool is one of the largest custom tool manufacturers in the U.S. In addition to industrial distribution and integrated supply programs, their in-house capabilities include comprehensive engineering services, indexable tool repair, regrind services and complete project management for new machine tool programs.