Category Archive: Governor’s Export Award

Manor Tool: 2018 Year in Review

As we enter our 60th year in business (1959-2019), Manor Tool & Manufacturing would like to reflect on some of the exciting achievements that have helped us to continue to provide innovative metal stamping, tooling, and tool & die services and resources to our customers. From the publishing of our eBook, “Everything You Need to Know About Transferring Tooling” to receiving the 2018 Governor’s Export Award, we achieved a number of professional benchmarks, including becoming ISO 9001:2015 certified in a number of key areas.

We were also thrilled by the successful installation of a 330-Ton Komatsu Servo Press Setup in our Schiller Park, IL, facility. This new press takes the shop’s already impressive advanced metal stamping capabilities to a new level.

In our continuing efforts to usher the Chicago manufacturing industry successfully into the 21st century, Manor Tool gave two promising high school students valuable experience over their spring break.

Manor Tool’s 330-Ton Komatsu Servo Press Setup Is Complete

To keep our facility up-to-date and continue to serve our customers with excellent service, we installed a new press in 2018. This 330-Ton Komatsu Press is fully operational and available to meet customers’ stamping needs. It also has a COE SpaceMaster Compact Coil Line, which will increase our capacity by complimenting the capability of the servo press.

Another Successful Year for Manor Tool’s Internship Program

For years, Manor Tool has offered a spring break internship program to give back to the Chicago manufacturing industry. In 2018, standout high school students Salvatore “Sal” Labarbera and Noah Guadalupe were selected based on their shared histories of mechanical and engineering classes and extracurricular activities.

They spent the week learning what Manor Tool does, beginning with a facility tour and seeing how to operate a punch press. This was followed by an immersion in the various departments here, including engineering and design, sales, customer service, accounts payable, and ownership.

Why ISO 9001:2015 Certification Is So Important in the Metal Stamping Industry

In our unending effort to provide the best quality metal stamping products and services, Manor Tool & Manufacturing is proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified in manufacturing precision metal stampings, deep drawn stampings, and machined components and assemblies for various industries, as well as design and construction of tooling.

An ISO 9001:2015 certificate is the most well-known standard for quality management systems and is an important achievement in the industrial space, helping companies provide the best quality service and instilling peace of mind in their customers.

Milestone: Manor Tool Focuses on Transferring Tooling

Manor Tool published an eBook to educate both industry leaders and consumers on successful tool transferring called, “Everything You Need to Know About Transferring Tooling.” This resource offers guidance on preventing numerous common obstacles that decrease production and can derail it altogether, including old tooling, supplier quality, timeliness, minimizing risk, and industry-specific expertise.

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Manor Tool/Vogel Tool & Die Honored with 2018 Governor’s Export Award

Vogel Tool & Die received the 2018 Governor’s Award for Continuing Excellence from Illinois earlier this year. Company president Tom Simeone accepted the award at an honoring ceremony that took place at Union League Club of Chicago on May 24th.

Onward and Upward

Manor Tool will be working to continue building on these achievements and progress as we enter 2019. To become part of our continuing journey, contact us today for all your stamping needs.


Manor Tool/Vogel Tool & Die Honored with 2018 Governor’s Export Award

As proud Midwesterners, we at Manor Tool & Manufacturing and Vogel Tool & Die have always worked to give back however we can to the great city of Chicago and the entire region.

That’s why we were thrilled and humbled to learn that Vogel Tool & Die received a 2018 Governor’s Export Award for Continuing Excellence from Illinois earlier this year. Our president Tom Simeone accepted the honor on Vogel Tool & Die’s behalf during a ceremony held at the Union League Club of Chicago on May 24.

A Recognized Leader in Exporting

Manor Tool Vogel Tool illinois governors export awards 2018Exports form a vital part of the Illinois economy. Indeed, Illinois is the largest exporting state in the Midwest and the fifth largest in the nation, creating high-paying jobs and contributing millions to the state’s economy. In 2017 alone, Illinois exported nearly $65 billion worth of products, an 8.6% increase over the previous year. This growth in exports outpaced the national average by nearly 31%.

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) introduced the Governor’s Export Awards to acknowledge efforts to promote exporting in the Land of Lincoln. Vogel Tool & Die was among five companies honored for Export Continuing Excellence this year in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Vogel Tool & Die dates back to the 1930s, when founder Julius Vogel invented a punch and die process for notching the ends of pipes so that they could fit against the sides of other pipes. His patented invention was a significant advance on the time-consuming grinding or torch cutting methods commonly used at the time. Eight decades later, his pipe-notchers remain one of the company’s most popular products.

After four generations within the Vogel family, Manor Tool & Manufacturing acquired Vogel Tool & Die in 2009. Today, it remains a respected leader in metal stamping, along with its parent company.

Looking Ahead

Both Manor Tool & Manufacturing and Vogel Tool & Die are deeply committed to the continued growth of manufacturing in the Chicago area and the entire state of Illinois. We’re delighted to be recognized as significant contributors to the local and state economy.

At the same time, we take this honor as a source of motivation. In the years to come, we hope to remain a model for fellow exporters in our city and state and continue to exceed the high standards we set for ourselves every day.

To learn more about our commitment to local manufacturing and our efforts to bridge the manufacturing skills gap, read our blog posts about the Spring Break Internship Program and our partnership with mHub Chicago.