Phoenix Tool Company is a corporation
founded by Clark Fredenburg in 1948 originally to provide
mandrel rolls to the welded steel tube industry. Since then it has
broadened its scope to encompass all types of roll form tooling.
These include forming and turks head rolls, scarfing tools, cut-off
dies and jaws, and tooling for secondary and specialty operations.
The company is now in its third generation of family management
with Eric Fredenburg presently serving as Chief Operating Officer.
Under his leadership the company has shifted its core capabilities
from conventional to CNC machining operations a shift critical
to serving a national and international market reaching as far as
the European Economic Community and Turkey.
The Phoenix Tool Company market is conventionally
considered a mature industry, yet the nature of the
business requires each customer to be engaged individually. Part
of their service is in assisting customers in the development as
well as the final production of the tooling. This must be done with
rigorous attention to confidentiality issues in order to protect
customers proprietary processes. That almost all of this is
done on an intuitive and handshake basis is an indication of their
professional standing and integrity. Of course, no company would
take the time to develop such a relationship if they didnt
have confidence in the actual product. Phoenix Tool Company balances
the relationship and engineering capability with a technical focus
on manufacturing tooling that installs right, runs right and calibrates
right with a dead minimum of change over downtime.
The most troublesome aspect of the business has
been mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs in the roll forming and
tube industry. A strong reputation and familiarity with a customers
objectives is hard earned. This is too easily lost in financially
driven shakeups that deplete experienced professionals and their
Phoenix Tool recognizes that corporate vision
will be critical to the survival and expansion of the industry.
Part of this vision, however, must include a deep understanding
of both the business cycle and the unique proprietary advantages
of each mill including the intellectual capital of the engineering,
procurement and production people that make it work. Just like the
manufacturing processes involved, you carefully form by the mile
and precisely cut by the inch.
3599 Machinery & Equipment, Industrial &
Commercial, NEC (Primary)
3542 Machine Tools: Forming
3544 Dies, Tools, Jigs, Fixtures & Industrial Molds
3545 Machine Tool Accessories
3547 Rolling Mill Machinery & Equipment
33271 Machine Shops (Primary)
333514 Special Die & Tool, Die Set, Jig & Fixture Mfg
333513 Machine Tool (Metal Forming Types) Mfg
333515 Cutting Tool & Machine Tool Accessory Mfg
333516 Rolling Mill Machinery & Equipment Mfg
For more information, contact:
Eric H. Fredenburg
Phoenix Tool Company
1351 Phoenix Road, NE
Warren, OH 44483