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Midwest

G.H. Tool & Mold

Finding Help
Though this is a time of growth and expansion for G.H. Tool, Graves is mindful
of the challenges that come with running complex tool shops. "Everyone
struggles with staffing," Graves notes.
"Fortunately, we have great relationships with a our local colleges and serve
as advisors on for some of them as well."
One such college is State Technical
College of Missouri. Graves himself is a
design drafting graduate and frequently hires students. "Our end-goal is that
Tooling Associates is a full-line distributor of Cutting
Tools, Fluids, Abrasives, and EDM Supplies. We are a small
family-owned business in Bridgeton, Missouri providing
the expertise, customer service, and hard work which has
earned us a dedicated customer base.
Partnering with G.H. Tool & Mold in the mid-1990s has
helped both companies grow to become established and
well respected in the Cutting Tool Industry today.

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g.h. tool has been part
of tooling technology
holdings of fort laramie,
ohio, since 2015.

when students graduate and work for us,
they are ready to hit the ground running,"
he notes.
With the combined resources of
the Tooling Tech Group and continuing growth, Graves and his team have
to guard against being too optimistic.
"One thing we always preach," Graves
says, "is that regardless of what the cir-

cumstances are, everyone knows we can
do better."
The team at G.H. Tool has a continuous improvement mentality. "You can
never really sit back and say that you
have arrived," Graves explains. "I really appreciate that about our team here.
They are always reaching for the next
rung on the ladder." mt


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