ATHOL, MA U.S.A. (April 19, 2023) – The L.S. Starrett Company, a leading manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems and more, has recently been featured on the “Made in the USA” podcast series by Modern Machine Shop Magazine. The interesting, insightful 40-minute podcast delves into Starrett’s perspective on how and why the Company since its founding in 1880, continues its commitment to American manufacturing, even though there are challenges in doing so.
The Starrett episode, which is part of the Season 2 “Made in the USA” podcast series, first aired on March 7th this year, and ranked first as the most listened to podcast of the series during its first week. This podcast can be heard anytime by visiting www.starrett.com/mia.
“We are proud to have been selected by Modern Machine Shop for an episode in this important podcast series, and we enjoyed having their editors visit our global headquarters in Athol, Massachusetts for interviews and tours,” said Douglas A. Starrett, President and CEO, The L.S. Starrett Company. “The hallmark of Starrett quality and innovation is rooted in America –- over 140 years later after our founding in 1880, we still maintain our commitment to skilled, dedicated American workers and making tools in the United States of America, where the vast majority of Starrett tools are still manufactured,” commented Mr. Starrett. Starrett today is the only company making a full line of precision measuring tools in the United States of America.
Modern Machine Shop’s “Made in the USA” podcast series blends the publication’s nearly century-long expertise in manufacturing with a unique audio storytelling experience to produce a show which shines a spotlight on the past, present and future of American manufacturing. The podcast series has completed Season 1, and has recently launched new Season 2 episodes.
About The L.S. Starrett Company
Founded in 1880 and headquartered in Athol, MA U.S.A., The L.S. Starrett Company is a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, optical comparators and vision systems and force and hardness testing solutions. Starrett also manufactures laser measurement systems, custom engineered granite solutions, custom gaging, band saw blades, power tool accessory saw blades, workshop tools and jobsite tools. The Starrett brand is recognized throughout the world for exceptional quality and precision. Skilled personnel, superior products, manufacturing expertise, innovation and excellent service and support have earned Starrett its reputation as the “World’s Greatest Toolmakers”. Starrett has over 1,400 employees worldwide and annual sales exceeding $250 million. The company has five manufacturing locations in the U.S.A., including facilities in Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio, Minnesota, and California. Starrett also has three international manufacturing facilities. Plants are located in Brazil, Scotland and China, in addition to distribution centers and offices located worldwide. The L.S. Starrett Company is publicly traded on the NYSE, symbol SCX.