About Craig Tools Inc.

who we are

Founded in 1958, Craig Tools, Inc. is a supplier of rotary cutting tools to the manufacturing industry throughout the world. Our focus is on the airframe industry while also serving the automotive, machine tool, hydraulic valve, and machine shop environments. We are a prime source of "microstop" tooling for the major airframe builders and repair facilities around the world. Our product line includes: high speed steel, cobalt steel, solid carbide, carbide tipped, and polycrystalline diamond tools. The fastest growing segment of our product line is solid carbide and polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tooling, which we have developed for composite material applications. This has opened the door to worldwide sales as airframe companies search for solutions to these difficult applications.

  • iso

    ISO 9001 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.

  • our promise

    Our promise is to strive for excellence in our products. We take pride in the quality of our work and the managing of keeping up to date our ISO 9000 Quality Management requirements.

  • our quality

    We strive for Continuous Improvement. Total Quality and Continuous Improvement are absolute necessities for long term survival in a rapidly evolving global marketplace. A manufacturing business is only as good as its products. Our name and reputation is in every product we create.

  • company history

    • 1958
      Craig Tools

      Founded by Gordon Cleveland.

    • 1971
      Bill Cleveland

      Founder, Gordon Cleveland hires on son, Bill Cleveland.

    • 1975
      Bill Cleveland takes over company operations

      Craig Tools acquires it's first computer a Basic Four Mini Computer.

    • 1980
      Break Ground

      Craig Tools breaks ground for new building in El Segundo, CA.

    • 1982
      New Building

      Craig Tools moves into permanent office and manufacturing building.

    • 2002
      Distribution Company

      Craig Tools sets up distribution company in England.

    • 2007

      ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    • 2008
      California Aircraft Acquisition

      Craig Tools acquires assets of California Aircraft Tool Co.

    • 2009

      ISO 9001:2008 Certification

    • 2011
      EDM 1

      Craig Tools acquired first EDM for manufacturing.

    • 2012
      Walters 1 & 2

      2nd EDM acquired
      Craig Tools acquires 2 Walters Helitronic

    • 2016
      Swiss ST 26 Machine

      Craig Tools acquires Swiss Machine

    • 2017

      ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    Our Team

    Don Tripler
    Vice President

    Tel: 310-414-5707 ext. 1100
    Fax: 310-640-8756
    e-mail: dont@craigtools.com

    Willie Cifuentes
    VP - Manufacturing

    Tel: 310-414-5707 ext. 1600
    Fax: 310-615-0455
    e-mail: williec@craigtools.com

    Dave Amenda
    Inside Sales Manager

    Tel: 310-414-5707 ext.1220
    Fax: 310-615-0455
    email: davea@craigtools.com

    Tom Malone
    Application Engineer

    Tel: 310-414-5707
    Cell: 714-271-7960
    e-mail: malone.65@att.net

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