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Carbide Products Inc. / Sales: $4.5 million / HQ: Georgetown, Ky. / Employees: 35 / Specialty: Tools, wear parts and machine components / Carl D. Strippelhoff, president and CEO: “It takes high-precision tools, dies and machine parts to manufacture these items – that’s where Carbide Products comes in.” ‘Skilled and Motivated’ carbide combines craftsmanship with advanced technology and continuous improvement to ensure it meets clients’ exacting standards. by staci davidson carbide products uses its high-precision tools, dies and machines to serve the global industrial market. When Henry August Strippelhoff came to America from Germany in 1929, he came equipped with a journeyman’s card in tool and die making after a four-year apprenticeship program. Even though he was starting out during the Great Depression, his determination and dedication to applying his skills allowed him to establish his own business in 1943 after working 12 years for large tool and die manufacturers in Detroit. That business is now Carbide Products Inc., and it is owned and operated by two of Henry Strippelhoff ’s grandsons: President and CEO Carl D. (Danny) Strippelhoff and Vice President Paul H. Strippelhoff. Just as its founder persevered during a difficult market to succeed, Carbide Products uses a combination of craftsmanship and technology to withstand market pressures. The company stresses that its investments in its operations and the skills of its workforce have made it a highly sought-after machine and tool job shop. “Located in the rolling hills of the Bluegrass Region in Central Kentucky, we combine a highly skilled and motivated team of professionals with the finest machine tools, materials and support systems to manufacture made-to-order parts, tools, dies and gauges for discriminating industrial customers worldwide,” Danny Strippelhoff says. “Think paper cups, light bulbs, nails, pencils and pens, peanut butter, ball bearings, automotive suspension systems and carbon fiber aerospace parts, to mention a few,” he continues. “It takes high-precision tools, dies and machine parts to manufacture these 54 WINTER 2012

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012
Wauseon Machine
Applied Energy Solutions
Carter Control Systems
Global Technology Systems
Positech Corp.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Carbide Products
Datacard Group
Fullerton Tool Co. Inc.
Honda of South Carolina
Fintube LLC
Sapa Extrusions North America
ACE Controls Inc.
Vendors Exchange International Inc.
EXEL North America
DJO Global
Capewell Components Co.
U.S. Sugar Corp.
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Lakeside Plastics Ltd.
Norpak Handling Ltd.
Mid-State Machine Products
TenCate Protective Fabrics
The Dupps Co.
Western Manufacturing Ltd.
Wisconsin Plastics Inc.
Metrolina Greenhouses
LaSalle Bristol LP
Clarion Bathware
DAP Products Inc.
Honsa Ergonomic Technologies Inc.
Engineered Material Solutions LLC
Master Spas Inc.
Nypro Inc.
Kelly-Moore Paints
Palomar Technologies
U.S. Chemical & Plastics Inc.
Varflex Corporation
Votaw Precision Technologies
Watry Industries
Wigwam Mills
Banker Steel Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012