How we started…
EST Tool & Machine, Inc, family as well as veteran owned and operated, was established in 1994 by Eugene Taylor out of a love for hot rods and the desire to do all of his own custom metal work. Mr. Taylor had a background in tool and die work and has had an appreciation for the trade most of his life which was passed along to both his children Tim and Steve. Beginning in Enon, Ohio out of a 1,500 square foot facility just a father and his boys tinkering around with an old knee mill and a lathe it wasn’t long before making metal chips in the big building behind Eugene’s house had become a full time job for all three of them and so the evolution of EST Tool & Machine Inc. began. Due to being shot down after trying to get some land they had purchased zoned commercial the men moved our business in 1996 to a 20,000 square foot facility located in Springfield, Ohio and began to start growing the business. As Tim started to venture more and more down in to Kentucky he conveyed to both his father and brother it would be better for the business and meeting much sought after short lead times to relocate to central Kentucky. In January of 1999 all 3 men packed up their wives and children and moved to our current location in the quaint little town of Brodhead, Kentucky operating out of a 48,000 square foot facility. A lot of things have changed over the years, the company is almost 50 times the size it was when it started, the technology in our facility has grown with the times and sadly enough we lost Tim in October of 2013. The one thing that hasn’t changed though is our commitment to price, quality and delivery, we take pride in the fact that every part we ship to you comes with the Taylor Guarantee.
We are an ISO 9001 Certified company that offers full service tooling and machining for the Aerospace, Automotive, Forging, Plastic, Railroad and other industries. We proudly work with the state of Kentucky and are one of very few shops that still promote a state certified apprenticeship program.
With more than 50 years of combined experience in the tooling industry, a diverse customer base and an extensive vendor network, we have the ability to build your product from beginning to end. Our dedication to customer satisfaction accompanied by our ability to keep the facility open and machining parts 24/7 also gives us the ability to deliver your product when you need it because we know having your product on-time is critical to your businesses success as well.
EST Tool is continually investing for the future by expanding, learning and creating better ways to satisfy the needs of our customers in an ever changing marketplace. Whether it’s building on, looking into new software options or buying new and improved equipment our goal is it meet our customer’s needs. We are constantly trying to help our customers find innovative solutions for their problem, build quality and dependability into every job and deliver it in a timely and efficient manner.