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Company History:

2017 – Larry Bull, President/CEO and Owner of High Performance Holdings LTD, Inc, an Illinois corporation announces that effective January 1, 2017 it will change it’s dba name from Rockford-Ettco Procunier to Createch Machine and Design.

2013 – Members of Rockford-Ettco Procunier’s management team acquire Createch, Inc., an automation design consulting firm headquartered in Machesney Park, IL and co-located the business in REP’s Rockford, IL facility.Createch Design, LLC’s expertise in designing industrial automation equipment complements REP’s machine building capability as a benefit to both companies’ customer base.

2012 – Rockford-Ettco Procunier's Lakeland, FL operation is awarded a long term contract to manufacture ITW Professional Automotive Products division’s lines of automotive aftermarket fluid exchange equipment marketed under the Wynns and QMI brand names.

2011 – Rockford-Ettco Procunier acquires the assets of the former Universal Automatic Corporation of Des Plaines. IL. Universal Automatic, founded in 1957, designed and manufactured specialized machinery with a focus on drilling and tapping. This acquisition further positions the company as the go to source for specialized drilling and tapping solution.

2008 – Rockford-Ettco Procunier re-energizes the objective of the heritage companies by aggressively pursuing the opportunity to bring unique solutions to the needs of today’s manufacturers for reduced cycle times, productivity improvement and application of LEAN methodologies.

2007 - Rockford-Ettco acquires Procunier and changes name to Rockford-Ettco Procunier, combining the positive attributes of all three product lines under one corporate umbrella.

2006 – ETTCO and Rockford Drill Head are acquired by Larry Bull and renamed Rockford-Ettco.

2004 – ETTCO is acquired by Rockford Drill Head and relocated to Rockford IL

1995 – ETTCO designs and manufactures first CNC Tool Changer style Drill Head and Tapping Head with angular drilling capabilities.

1981 - Procunier relocates from Chicago to Lakeland, FL.

1980 – Rockford Drill Head designs and manufactures the first universal joint for high speed / long life use on universal drill heads.

1974 - Company expanded to meet sales of larger machines to John Deere and Gunite Corporation.

1972 – Rockford Drill Head is founded by Clayton Lewis, Henry Wilson, and Dave Johnson of Rockford, IL. The company designed and developed a standard line of universal heads and self-contained hydraulic drilling and lead screw tappers.

1963 – ETTCO is relocated to York PA

1925 – George Emrick is granted a patent for the first Self-reversing Tapping Head

1924 – George Emrick, now with Ettco, is granted a patent for the first Tapping Clutch.

1914 – George Emrick patents the first of several Quick Release Drill Chucks.

1912 - William Procunier begins manufacturing of positive drive reversing tappers with friction chuck and non-reversing friction tap chuck in Chicago, IL.

1901 – Eastern Tube and Tool Company, the predecessor to ETTCO was founded by E.T. Trotter in Brooklyn, NY. Products included tapping heads, drill heads and specialty machines.


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