TOOL & DIE COMPANY, INCORPORATED
386 Fillmore Avenue
Tonawanda, New York
& Die Company was founded in 1944 by Martin Ryan, Peter
Allen and his sons James, Francis, Sr. and Joseph (President) as
a die making facility in a garage on Cherry Street in Buffalo,
New York. A new Alry was "born" as a 3500 square foot
building on four acres of land at the corner of Fillmore and
Reservation in the Town of Tonawanda, New York on January 17,
1955. At the time, it employed a total of eight. As the years
passed, the founders brought their sons in to the business and
taught them the trade. Each of the sons have attained college
degrees to augment their "hands on" training.
A lot has
changed in the ensuing years - even the street names. While
still in the same location, Alry is now at the corner of
Fillmore and the Twin Cities Highway. In 1960, the Forge Shop
was begun in a free standing building adjacent to the original.
The original building was expanded by 12,320 square feet through
1984, adding additional forging, die making, and shipping space.
In 1986, the
sons of the founders, the late Michael Ryan (President), Michael
Allen, Thomas Allen, Francis (Butch) Allen, Jr., and Daniel
Allen purchased the business with their eyes on deeper expansion
into the forging industry. Focusing on their new direction, the
second generation has since added another 5,040 square feet,
bringing the total to 20,860 square feet. This dedication has
resulted in die production to manufacture approximately 900,000
forgings per year for industries in defense, robotics, aircraft,
marine, commercial, and hand tools.
current owners prepare for the future, the third generation is
being trained and educated to carry Alry into the 21st century.
Butch Allen's sons, Richard and Casey; Thomas Allen's son,
Timothy; and Michael Allen's son, Joseph are serving
apprenticeships while looking forward to their college degrees.
In addition to family members, three employees are also training
in our die making facility.
currently employs 30 people and generates sales of approximately
$3,000,000.00 per year. With the new generation on board, the
future holds promise for continued success and growth.