It all started in 1971, when machinists Carl Jones, Robert Becker, and Charles Barton, followed their entrepreneurial spirits and opened a small tool-and-die shop on the Jones family farm near Saxonburg, PA. Driving their vision was a “why not us” attitude. The seed of that attitude took hold in their imagination and vision. They laid the foundation that would support Penn United Technologies, Inc. throughout the years—a foundation of hard work, perseverance, imagination and integrity.
By any standard, Penn United has been an inspirational success story, expanding from one service (tool-and-die) to many high-tech business units that serve clients worldwide while offering a wide variety of manufacturing solutions.
Over the years, our key milestones have included:
1974: Established an ESOP
1975: Creation of the stamping division
1978: New location in Cabot, PA
1982: Established the electroplating line
1986: Constructed new building to allow for expansion
1991: Development of the prototyping team
1992: Added carbide preforms to product line
1994: Built new 37,000 sq. ft. facility for electroplating group
1995: Opened incubator for carbide manufacturing
1996: Constructed new manufacturing building
1998: Established training program
1999: Launched Learning Institute for the Growth of High Technology
2001: Purchased Allied Manufacturing Inc. and acquired Parker Majestic
2001: ISO-9000 certified
2004: FHC was purchased to expand our presence in the oil and gas market—presently titled Penn United Carbide
2006: Penn United first established a facility in Costa Rica
2008: Internal Continuous Improvement plan incorporated into daily work goals
2010: Penn United moves to new facility in Costa Rica
With integrity and innovation, Penn United continues to grow today to meet your needs. We now have over 550 quality-driven employees. Our employees and the investment made in them helped us establish a standard of excellence in our industry. At the heart of it all, our core values are the driving force behind all of our interactions within our teams and with our customers.
As our customers present us with new challenges, we have always answered with our state-of-the-art capabilities and can-do spirit of innovation. Your needs continue to drive our growth and innovation.