Our History

1929 - Founded and Incorporated

PGTLogoPrecision Gage & Tool was founded and Incorporated by James Jacklin. Housed in the Gebhart Building which originally was an old grain mill built in the 1840's on the banks of the Erie Canal.

1930 - Bernard Hegman

lowe brothers paint

Worked closely with Bernard Hegman of Lowe Brothers Paint to develop what is now known as the Hegman Gage, this is sometimes used synonymously with today’s fineness of grind gages. Originally this scale was marked with an "N.S."

1932 - Grind Gage Manufacturing


Increased our focus on the manufacturing of grind gages and scrapers for checking grind and dispersion in paint.

1946 - Adco Scraper

adco_scraper_timelineAdco scraper was developed and became the most widely used scraper with fineness of grind gages.

1947 - NPIRI Grind Gage

Npiri logoNew fineness of grind gage for ink came into use and the NPIRI (National Printing Ink Research Institute) scale became the ink industry standard.

1958 - Victor O. Waltz Purchases PG&T

victor_o_waltzCompany purchased from James Jacklin by Victor O. Waltz, at which time Precision Gage & Tool started manufacturing more complex and custom gaging.

1960 - Victor R. & Gwendolyn J. Waltz Join PG&T

victor_r_and_gwendolyn_waltz,Victor O. Waltz’s son Victor R. Waltz and his wife Gwendolyn J. Waltz joined the staff at Precision Gage & Tool Co.

1966 - Victor O. & Victor R. Waltz Became Partners

pgt_groupVictor O. Waltz and his son Victor R. Waltz became business partners at Precision Gage & Tool Co.

1967 - PG&T Moves

building_move_1Precision Gage & Tool moves from its original home at 320 East Third Street Dayton, Ohio to their second building at 28 Volkenand Avenue also in Dayton, Ohio.

1968 - "N.S." Notation Updated

hegman_ns_gageN.S. was changed by Victor R. Waltz to H to signify the Hegman Scale on grind gages.

1970 - PG&T Adds Railroad Gaging Product Line

railroadAdded railroad gaging product line. Precision Gage & Tool became a major manufacturer of railroad gaging in the United States. Precision Gage & Tool does the certification for many large manufacturers and railroads.

1987 - Vicki Waltz Joins PG&T

group_photoVicki Waltz, now President of Precision Gage & Tool (daughter of Victor R. and Gwendolyn J. Waltz) joined the firm.

1993 - PG&T Moves

building_move_1Precision Gage & Tool makes its last move to date by moving 375 Gargrave Road in West Carrollton, Ohio where it resides to this day.

1997 - Victor R. Waltz Passes Away

victor_r_waltz_fishingVictor R. Waltz passed away.

1998 - PG&T Purchases Sheffield Product Line

Air_Electronic_GagesCustom gaging line of Sheffield gages was purchased and immediately added to the Precision Gage & Tool line of gages.

2002 - PG&T Earns ISO Registration

iso_awardedEarned ISO 9001:2000 registration.

2010 - PG&T Joins Project Peanut Butter

project_peanut_butterPrecision Gage & Tool began working with Project Peanut Butter and Partners in Food Solutions which are both nonprofit groups that target global starvation primarily in Africa.

2011 - PG&T Honored

on_the_job_programPrecision Gage & Tool received the Workforce Services Partners Award from the Montgomery County Commissioners for our participation in the On The Job Training Program.

2012 - Recipient of Goering Center Award

Goering_awardPrecision Gage & Tool was the recipient of the Goering Center Private Business Award (for companies in business 50+ years). Vicki Waltz (President) becomes majority shareholder of Precision Gage & Tool.

2013 - PG&T Joins AAR

Association of American Railroads Logo - member distributing AAR Rule 1 gages with certification.

Precision Gage & Tool joins the Association of American Railroads.

2017 - Another Generation

Bella Waltz becomes the fourth generation of Waltz family at Precision Gage & Tool.

2017 - Terry Suitts Joins PG&T

Terry Suitts Joins Precision Gage & Tool as the General Manager.