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Rottler Manufacturing LLC
www.rottlermfg.com / HQ: Kent, Wash. / Specialty: Engine-building machines / Rottler Manufacturing: "Rottler is able to customize tooling and fixtures for odd jobs that competitors turn away."
Built to Serve
rottler manufacturing's machines meet its
clients' needs. by alan dorich
offers a range of machinery
for all types of engine
Rottler Manufacturing LLC is so
confident in its machines that it not
only sells them to clients, but also
uses them within its own operations.
"With our own machinery that is capable of making parts and the advanced
technology we employ, Rottler is able
to customize tooling and fixtures for
odd jobs that competitors must turn
away," the company says.
Based in Kent, Wash., Rottler Manufacturing offers a range of machinery for all types of engine builders.
"Whether [our clients] have a custom
one-man machine shop, a diesel job40
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ber shop or a high-volume production remanufacturing facility, Rottler
has the right machine to suit [their]
needs," the company declares.
Clarence T. Rottler started the firm
in 1923 as the Rottler Boring Bar Co.
Rottler manufactured machine tool
equipment for the automotive aftermarket. The company's first machine
sale came from a product that was
built during off-hours.
At the time, the company notes, automobiles traveled on gravel roads,
which led to the vehicles needing
constant repairs. "In this climate, the
Rottler Boring Bar Co. became an independent entity and increasingly
prosperous through the roaring '20s,"
When Clarence Rottler died in 1956,
his son Don took leadership of the
company, which saw its market evolve.
"Shops were fewer but larger and started to perform complete automotive
engine remanufacturing more economically," the company explains.
For Don Rottler, this represented
an opportunity to direct the company towards making larger, more productive equipment. The firm changed