H. & S. Swansons’ Tool Company acquired by ARCH
ARCH Global Precision (“ARCH”) on Dec. 21 acquired H. & S. Swansons’ Tool Company (“H. & S.”) located in Pinellas Park, Florida. H. & S. manufactures precision, complex machined parts from castings, forgings, bar, or plate stock for the aerospace and defense sectors. H. & S. joins the ARCH Precision Components Segment, reinforcing the company’s proven and trusted position as a leading and growing supplier to aerospace and defense markets worldwide. With a broad range of capabilities in 4-axis machining, plus NADCAP-certified processes in chromate, anodize, passivation, paint and powder coating, part marking, and casting impregnation (porosity sealing), H. & S. expands and solidifies the precision-machining and manufacturing capabilities at ARCH Precision Components locations across the country.
“H. & S. Swansons’ Tool Company brings us extensive 4-axis machining capabilities along with automation for long unattended run times as well as NADCAP-certified finishing services supported by a focused strength in complex masking operations,” says Andy Spiering, Divisional President of the ARCH Precision Components Segment. “We’re fortunate to be partnering with a company of the stature of H. & S. There’s a close cultural alignment between our teams and solid synergistic strengths in our combined operations. H. & S. has cultivated a strong reputation in the manufacturing industry that aligns with our laser-like focus on collaboration and commitment to the overall success of our customers.”
Jim Swanson, former owner of H. & S. Swansons’ Tool Company, calls the move a win-win for his operation and ARCH.
“It’s a really good match, one that will succeed for our employees and for ARCH,” Swanson says. “We identify with the ARCH philosophy, and we will continue to excel under their leadership. Over many decades, the H. & S. Swansons’ Tool Company team has worked diligently to establish an industry reputation for quality and reliability. We have built our legacy on a desire to do the difficult, do it extremely well, and make it happen consistently. This partnership is the ultimate reward for our efforts—and the timing is right.”