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Windsor Tool and Die

Somehow, I missed the fact that Windsor Tool & Die (located in one of my favorite industrial buildings) went under earlier this year. With the closure 44 jobs were lost.

The building dates to 1951, and is in the Streamlined Moderne style. Sadly another peice of Windsor’s history was lost with the closed of this business.

From their website:

Founded in 1923, Windsor Tool & Die was originally called Windsor Machine and was located on Pitt Street in what is now the city center. Responding to the needs of the growing automotive industry, the machine shop was primarily set up for the purpose of providing jigs and fixtures for the Ford Model T. In 1927, the company expanded to occupy a 4,000 square foot facility at 575 Langlois Avenue and was incorporated under the name of Windsor Tool & Die Ltd. employing approximately seventeen.

Today, Windsor Tool & Die, is located at 1680 Kildare Road in Windsor, Ontario and employs almost 100 men and women under the direction of Max Ofner, President and Chief Executive Officer. While serving the automotive industry both domestically and internationally, with all types of stamping tools, fixtures and prototypes, the company has developed a distinct expertise in the manufacturing of tools and dies for heavy automobile stampings. The company’s current focus includes all phases of prototype tooling which evolve into automated transfer programs.

After 84 years in business, Windsor Tool and Die meets a sad end.

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