K.K. Tool Company was founded in 1972 and has since grown significantly. K.K. Tool Company’s main focus has been, and continues to be, tool and die design for the manufacturing industry. K.K. Tool Company is truly a family affair, as it employees six of the Koehler family.
Since its creation, K.K. Tool Company has grown in to a facility of over 19,000 square feet with 24 employees, with many of them having worked for the business for over 20 years. This expansion has provided the company with the experience, equipment, and manpower to offer quality workmanship in the building of metal stamping dies, machining fixtures, gages, and blanchard grinding. However, it doesn’t end there.
K.K. Tool Company is still growing today. In the fall of 2011, they invested over 1 million dollars in new equipment and added an additional 4,000 square feet to the shop area. And since 2008 the business has added six brand new Mori Seiki Dura Vertical 5100 Milling Centers.
K.K. Tool Company finds that some of their biggest challenges include the costs of their equipment. And with that equipment is the need for specially trained employees who will have the work ethic they need to remain competitive as they also continue to face stiff foreign competition for contracts. They find that this competition is particularly strong with China, as the U.S. regulations and costs make it more difficult to compete with China’s low employee wages and minimal restrictions.
As a candidate for Ohio House District 79 Kohler was impressed with the questions included on NFIB/Ohio’ candidate questionnaire. He said, “I see you investing in candidates who care… NFIB takes the time.” Kyle also really appreciates our position on issues, “You support what we believe…”
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Kyle Koehler displays one of K K Tool Company's products.