Our History

1929 – Founded and Incorporated

1929 – Founded and Incorporated

Precision 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

1930 – Bernard Hegman

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

1932 – Grind Gage Manufacturing

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

1946 – Adco Scraper

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

1947 – NPIRI Grind Gage

1947 – NPIRI Grind Gage

New 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

1958 – Victor O. Waltz Purchases PG&T

Company 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

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

Victor O. Waltz’s son Victor R. Waltz and his wife Gwendolyn J. Waltz joined the the staff.

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

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

Victor O. Waltz and his son Victor R. Waltz became business partners.

1967 – PG&T Moves

1967 – PG&T Moves

We moved 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

1968 – “N.S.” Notation Updated

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

1987 – Vicki Waltz Joins PG&T

1987 – Vicki Waltz Joins PG&T

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

1993 – PG&T Moves

1993 – PG&T Moves

We make our last move to date by moving 375 Gargrave Road in West Carrollton, Ohio where we reside to this day.

1997 – Victor R. Waltz Passes Away

1997 – Victor R. Waltz Passes Away

Victor R. Waltz passed away.

1998 – PG&T Purchases Sheffield Product Line

1998 – PG&T Purchases Sheffield Product Line

Custom gaging line of Sheffield gages was purchased and immediately added to our product line of gages.

2002 – PG&T Earns ISO Registration

2002 – PG&T Earns ISO Registration

Precision Gage & Tool earned ISO 9001:2000 registration.

2010 – PG&T Joins Project Peanut Butter

2010 – PG&T Joins Project Peanut Butter

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

2011 – PG&T Honored

2011 – PG&T Honored

Precision 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

Precision 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.

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