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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.

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Mennie Machine Company’s Paul Ruggeri Retires After 39 Years!

September 22, 2017 – One of Whittemore’s best customers and closest friends retired. Paul Ruggeri of Mennie Machine Company  decided to take it a bit easier and enjoy the fruits of his 39 years with Mennies.

Mennie Machine Co., located in Mark, Illinois, is a woman-owned, leading supplier of precision machined components and assemblies, and one of Whittemore’s top customers.

Paul has been a very close customer of our company for more than a decade (just over 12 years to be exact). Through the years, Paul has given us many opportunities and quite a bit of business for Whittemore’s various Principals. Dave Zaval stated, “During the time I’ve known him, Paul has been much more than just a customer to me. He has been a mentor, teacher, confidant, advisor, and friend. He is an honorable man with integrity. There aren’t too many “Pauls” around anymore. He will be sorely missed, but I am sure our paths with cross again in the future.”

Paul and his wife, Gerry, will do some traveling in the upcoming months and hopefully taking life a little slower. From all of us here at Whittemore we wish you continued good health, good fortune and the absolute best in your retirement Paul! You have earned it.


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Paul Ruggeri & Dave @
Paul’s Retirement Party

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

June 5-7, 2017 – Representatives from The Whittemore Co. attended Mayfran’s National Dealer Meeting in Mayfield, Ohio. The focus of this year’s meeting was to update all sales personnel 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!