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History

WWII veteran, Gerhard Olsen and his partner George Boland started Northern Machine Tool in 1946. Since that time there have been many changes to manufacturing, die making and the economy in general. Olsen owned and worked at his company the rest of his life. Over the years, Northern Machine Tool has grown and thrived in this ever changing landscape by adjusting to and embracing technology, supporting and empowering a highly intelligent and loyal staff and delivering projects on time, on budget and complete.

Northern Machine Tool services a wide variety of clients, including Knoll (Shaw Walker) a customer that has been with us for decades. In general the tool and die business is unremarkable but when you’ve been around for more than 60 years remarkable things are bound to happen. NMT was one of the pioneers in building dies for the seatbelt industry, and we have helped companies like Lear, Howmet and L3 Communications with manufacturing projects in their specialized industries.

We are very proud of our exceptional staff. We offer a very strong apprenticeship program to our employees, which includes two years of college courses. Our employees support, contribute to and take personal ownership of every project.

We encourage you to learn more about our capabilities and our services and give us a call. We’d love to add you to our list of satisfied customers. 231.755.1603