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What are the key product categories for the company?
Cline Tool supplies custom cutting tools, metal working tools,
abrasives, hand and power tools, safety, workholding, metal
working fluids and chemicals, gauges, and measurement and
What are the defining qualities of the company culture?
Providing the “ultimate customer experience” is at the
center of our company culture. Since starting this initiative,
this term is used by everyone in our company, and when
positive feedback is received from customers and vendors,
we share the positive notes with all in the company, and
highlight the employees’ achievements.
What makes current or potential customers
choose you over your competitors?
Our customer-centric approach, and focus on service and
support, sets us apart from our competitors. We have built
what we call the 360 degree total solution. Cline Tool provides
comprehensive engineering services, indexable tool repair,
regrind services, and complete project management for new
machine tool programs, all in-house.
Location of Company Headquarters: Newton, Iowa
Year of Company’s Founding: 1948, we purchased the
company in 2010.
Current President, CEO, and/or Owner: Jim Long
2018 Sales Growth (Y/Y): 23 percent
Total Number of Locations: 4
Total Warehouse Square Footage: 25,000
Total Number of Employees: 104
Notable Association Membership: IBC; ISA
Cline Tool What is the company’s approach to growth strategy? Is it organic-based, acquisition-based, or both?
In 2015, we opened three new branches. We were, and still
are, always looking for potential acquisition opportunities.
We found our unique market strategy has allowed the green
field expansions to be very successful because we offer much
more than the traditional transactional industrial distributor.
When the company needs to hire,
where does it look for talent?
We utilize our network of customers and OEM representatives
for referrals. On the manufacturing side of our business, we
work closely with DMACC (Des Moines Area Community
College) CNC, and Tool and Die Programs. We offer
scholarships and part-time employment, so they can get
real world experience as they pursue an education.
What goals does the company have moving forward?
Our financial goal is to double our size in the next three
years. Our employee goal is to provide a rich and rewarding
work environment that challenges our folks to continually
develop and expand their skills to provide better solutions
for our customers.