Metal Stamping & Tooling Blog

Manor Tool's Spring Break Manufacturing Internship

Posted by John Creighton on May 11, 2017

Topics: spring break, internship, manufacturing

While most teenagers use their High School Spring Break as a time to unwind and escape the daily grind of schoolwork, there were two extraordinary students from East Leyden High School that took a different path,and joined Manor’s ranks for their Spring Break this year.

Manor Tool has always had a deep commitment to bettering the manufacturing industry in the Chicagoland area. Part of that commitment has been to work closely with the local high schools and trade associations to help grow and develop an interest in manufacturing within the youth of the area.

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Manor's President Tom Simeone Wins TMA's 44th Annual Winzeler Award

Posted by John Creighton on Mar 20, 2017

Topics: Manor Tool, Manufacturing, Engineering, winzeler award, tma, technology and manufacturing association

Manor is elated to announce that on March 4th, our very own, Tom Simeone, was honored by the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA), becoming the 44th recipient of their prestigious Winzeler Award

TMA started as a small organization of a few tooling and machining companies that banded together in 1925 to better the industry, and has since grown into the powerhouse of an organization it is today.

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New 330-Ton Servo Press Installed & Photo Gallery Available At Manor Tool

Posted by John Creighton on Jan 31, 2017

Topics: Manor Tool, Manufacturing, Engineering, 330 Ton Servo Press

Manor Tool is excited to announce the installation of a brand new 330-ton servo press in our Schiller Park, Illinois, facility. This press will serve as an important addition to our shop’s advanced metal stamping capabilities.

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3 Benefits of Using Advanced Servo Technology

Posted by John Creighton on Nov 30, 2016

Topics: Manor Tool, Manufacturing, Engineering, 330 Ton Servo Press

Thirty years ago, Manor Tool’s second-generation owner and president, Tom Simeone, was faced with a life-altering decision. A recent engineering graduate from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he had two potential paths ahead of him. One was to further his education, and pursue a Doctorate degree at the University of Illinois. The second was to join his father and Ken Galerno at Manor Tool - the family business his father founded in 1959.

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Congratulations to the World Series Champions: The Chicago Cubs!

Posted by John Creighton on Nov 3, 2016


After 108 years of patience, faith, and undying loyalty, the Manor Tool Family and the rest of the City of Chicago can happily howl CONGRATULATIONS to our boys of the Chicago Cubs for winning the 2016 World Series.

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With Sadness, Manor Tool Says Goodbye to Longtime Employee Ken Pickens

Posted by John Creighton on Aug 31, 2016

Topics: Manor Tool

It is with great sadness and loss that Manor Tool must announce the sudden passing of Ken Pickens, our Quality Assurance Manager and Specialist for over 19 years. 

In his tenure at Manor Tool, Ken implemented the ISO 9001:2000 and ITAR Compliance program that is currently used by Manor Tool today. 

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Advanced Metal Stamping Capability Coming Soon to Manor Tool

Posted by John Creighton on Aug 12, 2016

Topics: Metal Stamping Cost Savings, Advanced Metal Stamping, 330 Ton Servo Press

Manor Tool is proud to be a top manufacturer of quality American made stamped parts and components. As part of our commitment to innovation and our customers, Manor Tool is adding a new 330 ton servo press to our shop.

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University of Illinois Student Engineers Team Up with Manor Tool

Posted by John Creighton on Jul 7, 2016

Topics: Manor Tool, Manufacturing, Engineering, Future Engineers

Manor Tool recently collaborated with the University of Illinois (UI) at Urbana-Champaign on the school’s Senior Engineering Project program. A graduation requirement for engineering majors, the class aims to prepare students for real-world industry scenarios they may encounter in their future careers.

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Investing in Tomorrow’s Engineers

Posted by John Creighton on Mar 16, 2016

Topics: American Manufacturing, Engineering, Future Engineers


While the far-reaching effects of technology in contemporary life are no secret, many future opportunities in engineering and manufacturing have yet to be explored. The world of tomorrow will be defined in large part by young people who choose to study engineering in the coming years.

At Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company, our involvement with the community goes far beyond our stamping and tooling services.

We are dedicated to helping engineering students connect to the manufacturing world, gaining essential real world experience while improving their current skills — and perhaps becoming inspired to seek out new ones. 

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Manor Tool: Trusted Name for Over Half a Century

Posted by John Creighton on Jan 21, 2016

Topics: Manor Tool, American Manufacturing

History of Manor Tool

On February 19, 1924, Lee Simeone was born in Chicago. Around the time of the United States’ entry into World War II, a young Simeone enlisted into the Marine Corps; he was honorably discharged at the end of the war in 1945. 

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