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Midwest Tool - Forge Division

Company Information

Location/Address

Forge Division – Midwest Tool and Cutlery Co.

222 Seeley Rd. NE
Kalkaska, MI 49646

Phone: (231) 258-2341
Fax: (231) 258-2383

Plant Manager

Gordon German
Phone: (231) 258-2341
Email: ggerman@midwestsnips.com

Office Manager

Lynette Brocht
Phone: (231) 258-2341
Email: lynette@midwestsnips.com

Billing/Corporate Office – Midwest Tool and Cutlery Co.

PO Box 160
1210 Progress Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Phone: (269) 651-2476
Fax: (269) 651-4412
Email: rlowery@midwestsnips.com

Marketing – Midwest Tool and Cutlery Co.

Nikki Hart
Phone: (269) 503-1725
Email: nhart@midwestsnips.com


We began manufacturing metal cutting snips and related hand tools in Sturgis, Michigan in 1945. Today, we continue to be a privately held Michigan corporation with operations in Sturgis, MI; Kalkaska, MI; and Caledonia, OH.

In the beginning, we operated as the highest quality private label manufacturer of edge hand tools for many leading professional quality brands. Today, our Midwest Snips® national brand has become a leading tradesman brand both domestically and in many regions globally. We design and manufacture all models of our aviation and tinner snips in our USA facilities.

We began manufacturing metal cutting snips and related hand tools in Sturgis, Michigan in 1945. Today, we continue to be a privately held Michigan corporation with operations in Sturgis, MI; Kalkaska, MI; and Caledonia, OH.
Midwest Tool - Made in the USA