KOMET SERVICE® Partner, Tri-State Tool Grinding, earns ISO certification



Tri-State Tool Grinding of Cincinnati, a KOMET SERVICE® Partner, has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification, giving customers peace of mind and assurance that tools manufactured or refurbished in their facility are top-notch and meet the most stringent quality standards.


CINCINNATI (April 27, 2015) – Cincinnati-based KOMET SERVICE® Partner, Tri-State Tool Grinding, and KOMET of America, are pleased to announce that Tri-State Tool Grinding has attained ISO 9001:2008 certification. This certification, established by the International Organization for Standardization, ensures that customers receive goods of a consistently high quality, and that all regulatory requirements are met, regardless of the nature of the product or the industry. A certification with such broad applicability naturally carries with it a great degree of steps and requirements; as such, Tri-State Tool Grinding's certification shows the commitment to quality and customer assurance that they share with KOMET.


Jim Dinkelacker, President of Tri-State Tool Grinding, is proud of his company's certification, saying, “We are very pleased with our certification. Although we and our closest customers have always known that we produce high-quality products, ISO certification allows us to proudly and confidently tell new customers that we are formally recognized for our quality. We will continue to grow our business and penetrate even further into the tristate cutting tools market.”


Tri-State Tool Grinding, a KOMET SERVICE Partner, specializes in the refurbishment of solid carbide cutting tools, as well as the manufacture of simple solid carbide cutting tools. Producing tools for manufacturers across a variety of exacting industries and applications, it is imperative that their tools have precise geometries and specifications. Precision and quality are things in which Tri-State Tool Grinding and KOMET both specialize, and this ISO 9001:2008 certification proves that.


Tom Whennen, Director of Channels at KOMET and Manager of KOMET SERVICE in North America, is also very pleased with the news, saying, “KOMET SERVICE is selective; we work only with regrind shops of the highest caliber with reputations for quality work. Tri-State Tool Grinding fits that bill, and their ISO certification proves it.”


Customers in need of simple special solid carbide tooling or carbide tooling refurbishment are encouraged to contact Tri-State Tool Grinding. Tri-State offers these services, along with transparent and fair pricing, and local pickup and delivery services. Their ISO 9001:2008 certification ensures that tools produced or refurbished there will meet the stringest quality standards of any customer.


About KOMET of America, Inc.

KOMET of America, based in Schaumburg, Ill., is the largest subsidiary of the German KOMET GROUP®, a global leader in metal-cutting and boring technology and tools. Its KOMET®, DIHART®, JEL®, RHOBEST®, BRINKHAUS, and KOMET SERVICE® brands make KOMET a renowned and trusted leader in the metalworking industry, especially for drilling, boring, reaming, milling, and threading operations. KOMET has been an innovator in this industry for over 90 years – beginning with their indexable drilling tools and continuing today with innovations such as their mechatronic tool systems.. The company proudly employs over 1,600 staff throughout its 20 subsidiaries, and today maintains a presence 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 tristate 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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For more information, please contact:


Jim Dinkelacker

President, Tri-State Tool Grinding


(513) 347-0100


Thomas Whennen

Director of Channels; Manager, KOMET SERVICE


(847) 923-2019


Nate Butala

Marketing Coordinator


(847) 923-2106


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