Cincinnatti Based Tri-State Tool Grinding Becomes Licensed KOMET SERVICE Partner for Tool Refurbishment and Manufacturing


Tri-State Tool Grinding of Cincinnati, OH has joined the KOMET SERVICE® network as the third North American licensed partner. The company will be providing customers with tool refurbishment services, as well as KOMET brand standard and made-to-order solid carbide tools.


Chicago, May 29, 2013 – “This is an opportunity for growth that’s totally in line with our vision of where we want the business to be in 2, 5 or 10 years” commented Jim Dinkelacker, co-owner of Tri-State Tool Grinding with his brother Mike. His statement was echoed by Mike who added: “We have a young group of very good technicians, have been investing in equipment – we now have 5 CNC grinders – and are ready to move to a larger facility whenever needed. We have a real desire to grow our customer base in the tri-state area and beyond.”


The KOMET SERVICE partnership certainly represents a means for Tri-State Tool Grinding and the other members of the network to develop their business with the support of the KOMET brand. Now counting 17 partners in Europe and 3 in North America, KOMET SERVICE is a way for KOMET to extend its presence in the field by offering “KOMET-quality” re-grinding and re-coating services, as well as the manufacture of new simple special carbide tools, backed by its technical expertise.


Before being granted a license to operate under the KOMET SERVICE banner, the partners must meet strict requirements in terms of equipment (for measuring and inspection especially), undergo an in-depth technical training, and embark on their ISO 9001 certification if not already certified. In return, they are supported by a comprehensive marketing package, which includes customized business forms, literature, PR, a website, etc. They also gain access to KOMET’s technology and know-how, and expert field support of its Sales and Distribution network.


“It’s a win-win-win for all parties involved” comment Thomas Whennen, Manager, KOMET SERVICE for North America. Indeed, these partnerships allow current KOMET customers to experience an enhanced level of service and support from KOMET, represent a growth opportunity for our partners through an expansion of their product and service portfolio, and enhance KOMET’s brand presence and customer proximity in North America through an extensive network of local partners.


Founded in 1994, Tri-State Tool Grinding prides itself in offering top quality work, reasonable pricing and on-time delivery to manufacturers in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Their customers are mostly active in the automotive and aerospace industries. “Becoming a KOMET SERVICE partner and securing our ISO 9001 certification will help us acquire new, larger customers, and to also penetrate the medical industry, especially in Indiana, with the extreme precision of our new computerized measuring and inspection equipment” adds Mike Dinkelacker.


Tri-State Tool Grinding will celebrate its joining the KOMET SERVICE partner network with a barbecue and grand opening ceremony to take place on June 20, 2013 at their Cincinnati facility. The event will take place rain or shine, and will include a ceremony, tours of the facility and remarks by Tri-State Tool Grinding’s and KOMET’s management.


About KOMET of America, Inc.

KOMET of America, located in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the largest subsidiary of  KOMET GROUP®,  the global technology leader for metal cutting tools, tool concepts and complete solutions for hole making. With its  KOMET® ,  DIHART®  and  JEL®  brands, KOMET GROUP  is a leading global manufacturer of precision tools for bore machining, reaming, and threading. The Group has been at the forefront of innovation in the sector for over 90 years - a tradition that began with the early indexable insert borers and continues today with their mechatronic tool systems. The company currently employs approximately 1,600 staff in its 20 subsidiaries and is represented in more than 50 countries.


About Tri-State Tool Grinding

A family-owned business founded in 1994, Tri-State Tool Grinding specializes in the precision CNC grinding and manufacture of solid carbide and high-speed steel tooling. The company’s vision is to become one of the largest tool houses in the Midwest through a targeted expansion in the tri-state area of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Tri-State Tool Grinding is committed to offering excellent quality, personalized customer service, and on-time deliveries to customers in the automotive, aerospace and medical manufacturing fields among others. In order to do so, it is relying on a workforce of highly qualified technicians and leading-edge equipment.




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Jim Dinkelacker, President of Tri-State Tool Grinding and KOMET Executives .
Tri-State Tool Grinding's President, Jim Dinkelacker and KOMET SERVICE Manager, Tom Whennen.