The L. S. Starrett Company, founded in 1880, manufactures more than 5,000 variations of Precision Tools, Gauges, Measuring Instruments and Saw Blades for industrial, professional and consumer markets worldwide.
Starrett, a leader who has set the standard for fine precision tools in industry for over 123 years, has rightfully earned the title, “World’s Greatest Toolmakers”.
Headquartered in Athol, MA, in the heart of New England, where manufacturing began and evolved into what it is today, Starrett has a history and reputation so rich and solid that the words “quality” and “Starrett” are virtually synonymous.
The company employs about 2,000 people worldwide, with many based in the Athol plant, where it is not uncommon to see devoted generations of toolmakers with 30 or more years of experience. Starrett is the last remaining full line precision tool company to be proudly manufacturing their products within the U.S.A.
The broad Starrett product line includes precision tools (micrometers, calipers, rules, etc.), tape measures, levels, electronic gauges, dial indicators, gage blocks, granite surface plates, optical measuring projectors, vision systems, vises, M1 lubricant, and precision ground flat stock.
In addition to tools, Starrett is also a prominent leader in saw blade products, with a broad line of band saw blades, hacksaws, hole saws and jig and reciprocating blades. There are blades available to cut anything from metal and wood to exotic space age materials.
Starrett tools are essential for inspecting and cutting an endless number of products that are measured, cut, formed or assembled. By far the largest consumer of Starrett tools is the metalworking industry in general, and more specifically the automotive, aviation, marine and appliance industries, farm equipment shops, machinists, “do-it-yourselfers” and professional tradesmen. Their products are sold throughout the United States and Canada and over 100 foreign countries through distributors and dealers. There have been numerous acquisitions and innovative product line expansions in many categories in recent years in an effort to more effectively serve its customers.
In addition to Athol, there are manufacturing plants in Ohio, North and South Carolina, Brazil, Scotland, the Dominican Republic and China. See Manufacturing Facilities Worldwide for more detailed information. Annual sales of the company are in the vicinity of $200 million and the company is traded publicly on the NYSE.