Archive: Jun 2021

Manor Tool’s Newest Certified Tool & Die Maker: Angelo Simeone!

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Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company has been around since 1959, and we can attribute our success to fostering generations worth of talent. The next generation has arrived at Manor Tool & Manufacturing with our newest tool and die maker, Angelo Simeone.

Three Generations of Tool and Die Makers

Manor Tool has always been a multi-generational operation. Angelo is the grandson of our founder, Lee Simeone, and the son of current Manor Tool president Tom Simeone. Angelo is a familiar face at Manor Tool and has worked around the plant in some capacity since 2016. Now, we’re thrilled to bring him onboard as a tool and die maker for our company and a third-generation tool and die maker for the Simeone family.

As a recent graduate of the apprenticeship program at the Technology & Manufacturer’s Association of Illinois, Angelo brings a variety of skills to the table beyond tool and die making that will benefit our operation, including proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software solutions such as MasterCam.

About Manor Tool

Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company offers a broad portfolio of manufacturing capabilities, including metal stamping and deep-drawn stamping. Our team believes that producing high-quality parts and components requires skill and commitment at every step of production, from design, engineering, and tooling, through full-scale production. Beyond stamping, we also provide a full range of custom tooling, design and engineering, and secondary machining services, allowing Manor Tool to act as your one-stop shop on a variety of metal stamping and metal fabrication projects.


To see how Manor Tool & Manufacturing can assist you with your next metal fabrication project, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.



Why Choose a Career in Metal Stamping?

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Since our founding in 1959, Manor Tool & Manufacturing has grown to become a leader in metal stamping. From prototyping to high-volume runs, we specialize in punching, bending, forming, and deep drawn stamping.

Over the last several years, and especially in the wake of COVID-19, many manufacturing companies have been reshoring their operations, bringing more careers in manufacturing back home to U.S. workers.

Begin Your Career in Manufacturing & Machining

Metal stamping is a fast, affordable process for creating complex metal components (and replicating those results precisely for hundreds or millions of units) for applications in a variety of industries. There are several techniques that can be used to achieve a desired result.

Metal stamping requires the use of tools and dies to form the metal—and that requires a tool and die maker. Lee Simeone, the founder of Manor Tool, was a tool and die maker prior to founding Manor Tool. It’s an important role that requires a highly trained individual to do the following tasks:

  • Use CAD and CAM technology
  • Check all measurements and tolerances
  • Operate manual and CNC tools
  • Inspect tools for defects and test them to ensure they perform correctly
  • Adjust parts to ensure they fit correctly

Becoming a tool and die maker generally starts with on-the-job training or an apprenticeship. It can be helpful to take courses in math and metal working, and there are vocational and community colleges that offer two-year degrees in machining or tool and die making. If you take on-the-job training, the process will likely include a full work week, where you start with simpler projects and progress to more advanced assignments. This is often accompanied by specific technical training in the evening or on the weekends. After a year or more of that type of paid training, your career is launched, and you’ll enjoy your full machinist salary.

Typically, the salary of a tool and die maker can average between $29 – 33.50/hour. For those who choose a more scaled-down role as a metal stamper, ZipRecruiter reports an average salary of $27,000. It’s important to note that experience, schooling, and training, as well as the employer you work for, may influence your salary.

“Stamp” Your Place at Manor Tool!

Careers in manufacturing are a great way to have a positive impact on the economy and within your community. It’s an exciting line of work that uses the latest technology and materials, and every day you’re face-to-face with the results of your hard work: tangible products that are essential to critical industries like medical and defense. You can hone your skills and follow a clear career path to success. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to grow as a professional as the industry changes, new technology comes available, and the company pivots to meet consumer demand.

Despite a difficult past, manufacturing jobs are safer than ever, thanks to automation, advances in technology, and growing awareness and commitment to employee safety throughout the industry. Employees receive the training and equipment they need to protect themselves and their fellow workers, and safety protocols are strictly followed in our facility.

Now is the time to pursue a manufacturing career, and Manor Tool is hiring! Take a look at our current openings, and check back regularly for updates and new positions. If you’re passionate about the future of U.S. manufacturing and are interested in an exciting career with us, we hope to hear from you. Contact us with any questions you have about metal stamping, and apply today!