It All Started with a Sprocket
Mr. McGregor and Morgal embarked on an impressive 30-year period of growth…”
In 1965 John C. McGregor, Sr. purchased Morgal Machine Tool Company from his friend and neighbor, Frank Morgal, who started the company in 1939. Back then, Morgal was an 8-employee tool and die shop with $68,000 in annual sales. Recognizing a need in the industry for quality stamped sprockets, Mr. McGregor and Morgal embarked on an impressive 30 year period of growth as the go-to supplier for sprockets in everything from bicycles to riding lawn mowers, changing Morgal forever as a supplier of parts rather than a supplier of dies.
The Blanking Years
In 1981, the McGregor family, now comprised of John plus sons Dan and Jim, started Ohio Stamping and Machine (OSMI). Their vision for OSMI was toll processing – taking customer owned material and turning it into first operation blanks for the automotive industry. At its peak, OSMI processed more than 150,000 tons of customer owned material and generated in excess of 30,000 tons of scrap on an annual basis.
More Than Metal Stampings
Rose City Manufacturing, a nod to Springfield’s namesake as once “The Rose City” was founded by Dan and Jim McGregor in 1991
Rose City Manufacturing, a nod to Springfield’s namesake as once “The Rose City” was founded by Dan and Jim McGregor in 1991 as a value-added factory. Customers were looking to buy more than just a sprocket or a metal stamping – they were looking for suppliers who could add value to these products through welding and assembly.
Adding Metal Spinning
Already a well known supplier of stamped sprockets, Morgal added metal spinning to the arsenal of their capabilities in the mid 1990s. Split steel v-belt drive pulleys have become a core niche for McGregor Metal over the years and with the addition of poly-vee, multi-groove style pulleys, customers’ savings skyrocketed. Once very heavy and expensive cast and machined pulley components could be replaced by McGregor’s spun, multi-groove pulleys instead.
Expanding the Footprint
For years we bought our machined components from outside vendors. But in 2002 the McGregors purchased Carmichael Machine Corporation as a way to bring this expertise inside. A variety of 6- and 8-spindle screw machines, a complement of CNC mills and various other machining equipment makes Carmichael the right supplier for the steady mix of low, medium and high volume requirements we have.
We are McGregor Metalworking
Today, we are known as The McGregor Metalworking Companies. In 2017 our combined sales from our four divisions will reach $95 million.
We rely on nearly 400 people, everyday, to deliver our parts all over the world, on-time and with the award winning quality our customers have come to expect.