History of Createch
Eastern Tube and Tool Company, the predecessor to ETTCO were founded by E.T. Trotter in Brooklyn, NY. Products included tapping heads, drill heads, and specialty machines.
William Procunier begins manufacturing positive drive reversing tappers with friction chuck and non-reversing friction tap chuck in Chicago, IL.
George Emrick is the first of several Quick Release Drill Chucks.
George Emrick of Ettco is granted a patent for the first Tapping Clutch.
George Emrick of Ettco is granted a patent for the first Self-reversing Tapping Head.
Ettco is relocated to York, PA from New York.
Rockford Drill Head is founded in Rockford, IL. The company designed and developed a standard line of universal drill and tapping heads and self-contained hydraulic drilling and lead screw tappers.
Rockford Drill Head expands operations to meet the needs of John Deere and Gunite.
Rockford Drill Head designs and manufactures the first universal joint for high speed / long life use on universal drill and tapping heads.
Procunier relocates from Chicago, IL to Lakeland, FL.
Ettco designs and manufactures the first CNC Tool Changer style Drill Head and Tapping Head with angular drilling capabilities.
Ettco of York, PA is acquired by Rockford Drill Head and relocated to Rockford, IL.
Rockford-Ettco acquires Procunier of Lakeland, FL, and changes the dba name to Rockford-Ettco Procunier, combining the attributes of all three product lines under one umbrella.
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 solutions.
Rockford-Ettco Procunier acquires Createch, Inc., an automation design consulting firm headquartered in Machesney Park, IL, and co-locates 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.
Rockford-Ettco Procunier acquires Speedycut Tapping of Port St. Lucie, FL. The Speedycut brand is added to the Rockford Drill Head, Ettco Machine Tool, Procunier, and Universal Automatic brands enhancing what is already the most complete offering of drilling and tapping solutions in North America.
Rockford-Ettco Procunier changes its dba name to Createch Machine & Design as the umbrella name for the brands: Rockford Drill Head, Ettco, Procunier, Universal Automatic, and Speedycut.
Createch Machine & Design consolidates all operations into its Lakeland, FL facility and registers as Florida Corporation, High Performance Holdings, Inc.
Createch designs and develops the AD-6000 opposed head drilling machine with robotic load and unload capabilities. The AD-6000 is a great innovation for drilling very small shank holes, cross head, and cross corner holes in industrial bolts and fasteners.