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NEW! Principal

PBA Logo 150The Whittemore Co. is proud to announce our new partnership with Pratt Burnerd America (PBA) effective June 5, 2017. PBA’s brands, Atlas Workholding and Crawford Collets, offer a complete portfolio of workholding solutions. Combined, they have one of the largest varieties of workholding products in the world to include Power, Manual, Collet and Special Chucks, Rotating Cylinders and Workholding Accessories. 

“We are thrilled about our new partnership with Pratt Burnerd America (PBA). PBA offers a complete line of chucking solutions and a broad range of options to address applications ‘outside the norm.’  PBA is a natural fit within our product portfolio, and we look forward to many years of fulfilling customer workholding requirements together.”
Dave Zaval ~ President, The Whittemore Co.

“We are very excited partnering with such a quality organization as The Whittemore Co. to represent Pratt Burnerd America and Atlas Workholding. They will be able to give us great coverage but what makes them so valuable is their product knowledge and experience enabling them to assist our Distributor base better.”
B.J. Lillibridge ~ Vice President, PBA

Pratt Burnerd America manufacturers Atlas Workholding and Crawford Collets (brand labels). These products provide high-value, low-cost solutions to the end user. PBA, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is equipped with a full-service shop which repairs, rebuilds, manufacturers, and warehouses Atlas and Crawford products.

Upcoming Shows

September 26-28, 2017
Productivity Inc. – 
Oktoberfest Tool Show
Plymouth, MN


Join us for Productivity’s 19th Biennial Oktoberfest Tool Show, the largest metalworking distributor show in the Midwest!

Featuring three days of machine tools, robots, tooling and accessories, measurement solutions, contract dimensional inspection services, live machine demos, valuable seminars, metalworking experts, prizes, food, and music!

  • Live machine demonstrations
  • Watch live auctions going on throughout the show
  • Learn from experts in the industry and attend informative seminars

The Whittemore Co. is proud to be presenting the very best new product innovations from our participating principals:

  • Kurt Manufacturing
  • Pratt Burnerd America
  • Riten Industries

Come join us for German themed food and music. For a detailed schedule and more information click below.

To register click below. (081017)

October 3-5, 2017
Wisconsin Manufacturing Technology Show
Milwaukee, WI

This is a must attend event!  WIMTS is the Midwest’s leading metalworking & manufacturing tool show. Experience the latest technologies, find new suppliers and see machines up and running. Interact with industry leaders and discover new processes to solve your manufacturing challenges.

Visit our premiere manufacturers at The Whittemore Co.’s booth, #1036.

WIMTS Booth #1036 Layout

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Show Hours
Oct. 3rd 9 am – 5 pm
Oct. 4th 9 am – 5 pm
Oct. 5th 9 am – 3 pm

For more information about the show, click here. To register for the show click below.


Tool-Flo’s Visit at Caterpillar, Mapleton, IL

July 2017, Tool-Flo’s National Sales Manager, Lenny Falstick came to support our efforts at Caterpillar’s Mapleton, Illinois facility. He came in to assist Dave Zaval with the Tool-Flo groove insert testing on the cylinder liner line.

Thank you for your support, Lenny!


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Lenny Falstick,
National Sales Manager for Tool-Flo,
testing special inserts at Caterpillar.

Mayfran International Dealer Meeting 2017

The Whittemore Co. attended Mayfran’s Nationl Dealer Meeting June 2017. The focus of this year’s meeting was to update all sales personal on Mayfran’s new technical innovations and future initiatives. (170728)


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Kurt Workholding introduces NEW! DX6 Vise

Kurt Workholding’s DX6 vise combines all the great features of Kurt’s D688 and 3600V vises, along with new state-of-the-art workholding featuers. The DX6 CrossOver vise achieves new levels in precision and performance where flatness and parallelism are important.

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December, 2016 Outstanding Support Award Recipient

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This year’s recipient of The Whittemore Co. Outstanding Support Award goes to Allen Boehnlein, Regional Manager from Riten Industries.

Dave Zaval, the President of The Whittemore Co., presented Allen with the award. “Allen is a pleasure to work with, has an organized approach, top-notch time management skills, and provides excellent service,” said Dave. “In addition to that, our team thinks he is a great person to work with because of his positive attitude and professional demeanor.”

Congrats Allen!