- About Us
Larson Tool & Stamping engineers precision metal stamping solutions to solve today’s demanding supply chain challenges. We set the benchmark for stamping excellence, continually adding value for customers by investing in, innovating, and improving upon processes, materials sourcing, and lean manufacturing initiatives.
Larson Tool & Stamping began when Nils G. Larson and C.W. Cederberg, apprentice blacksmith immigrants, came to America to find opportunity. That paved the way to the success and reputation we’ve earned for ourselves and our customers this past 100 years. Read about the accomplishments we are celebrating.100 Years
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Larson’s ongoing commitment to continual improvement, customer satisfaction and sustainability and outstanding safety record.
Using Lean Principles to Create Efficiencies that Benefit Metal Stamping Customers Our customers come to us for high-quality metal stamped parts—and our reputation for deep draw stamping precedes us. Well-built tooling lays the foundation for this high quality, and is essential for a reliable manufacturing process that will deliver consistent parts throughout the life of the stamping program. Larson Tool benefits from generations-deep tool-making expertise, which is passed down through a carefully planned apprenticeship program to ensure a continuum of knowledge and experience.
Outlook for the Future from a Precision Metal Stamper’s View When I last wrote, we were experiencing much uncertainty in the industry: steel price increases, supply chain delays, workforce and transportation challenges, among the many factors we’ve been juggling these last few years. (Click here to read that article.) And much like last time, we still can’t predict with any certainty what, how, why, and when the markets, supply chain, and industry in general will settle into a pattern that we can “rely” on—whatever that means these days. Afterall, we are now facing a possible recession, with the national manufacturing rate’s slowest pace in over two years and the Federal Reserve increasing interest rates to control buying; a war in Europe that has worldwide implications (on many levels); along with many of the same factors that have us at this inflection point already.
How Transportation, Labor, and Economics Play a Role in the Supply Chain Predicament The increase in materials pricing and supply chain interruption continues to impact virtually every sector of the economy—from consumer goods, such as furniture and cars, to raw materials, such as lumber in construction and steel in manufacturing. The initial slowdown in manufacturing created a slump in sales and production, forcing stainless steel suppliers to cut inventory (and one large steel mill exited the 300 series sector of the market entirely). But once the production lines whirred again, the demand far outpaced the supply, causing steel prices to skyrocket.