Our History

  • 1969: Ross & George Whitney start Armo Tool in a 1200 sq. ft. building at our current location
  • 1974 Began to rebuild machines, a 3 1/8 Acme screw machine was our 1st project
  • 1976 1st expansion took place, 1600 sq. ft.
  • 1981 Completed our 1st major Progressive Die Project
  • 1982 Expanded to 5000 sq. ft.
  • 1983 Purchased our first CNC mill a Hurco Kmb1. Graduated our first journeyman Tool & Die Maker
  • 1984 Purchased our 1st Wire EDM, a ELOX model Q1986Surpassed $1,000,000 in sales for the first time.
  • 1987 Purchased our 1st Okuma CNC Lathe
  • 1989 Hired our 20th Employee
  • 1990 Purchased a 200 ton Warco tryout press
  • 1992 George Whitney named President
  • 1994 Began to build small-diameter tubing benders for the automotive industry
  • 1999 Achieved certification to ISO 9001:1994. Expanded to 32,000 sq.ft. Graduated our 25th skilled trade journeyman
  • 2000 Reached the milestone of $10,000,000 in sales
  • 2001 Hired our 100th employee
  • 2002 Achieved ISO re-certification to ISO 9001:2000
  • 2003 Graduated our 50th skilled trade journeyman
  • 2007 Expanded our staff and sales to record level; Ben Whitney appointed as General Manager; Armo Tool named for Provincial Apprenticeship Award
  • 2008 Ben Whitney named President of Armo Tool; George Whitney remains as CEO
  • 2009 Acquired and integrated Sun Engineering into Armo Tool
  • 2012 Added 5 axis CNC milling capability
  • 2013 Upgraded building 40,000 sq.ft with cranes to 25 tons
  • 2013 Installed 800 ton tryout press with rollout bolster and feedline
  • 2014 Added blue light scanning capability