|Merit Tool & Mfg., Inc. is a
provider of custom machined tooling, gauging, and detail parts and
assemblies. Merit Tool supplies a wide range of "niche"
manufacturers who require precision machining services, whether it's
tooling or limited production parts.
Established in 1987 as Jack R. Reber, Inc., the company was formed to provide quality machining for a wide
variety of industrial customers in central Indiana. Since its
inception the company has steadily grown and now includes a customer
base that stretches from the East to West coast and throughout the
Midwest. In 1998 the corporation changed its name to Merit Tool &
Mfg, Inc. to match a more defined focus and direction.
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Phil Reber - President and co-founder of
Merit Tool & Mfg. Phil has 25 years of experience in the custom
tooling and machining industry. Phil is a third generation toolmaker and a graduate of Purdue
University. He is an avid motorcycle rider and enjoys attending AMA
Superbike and IRL events.
Jack R. Reber - President (Retired) and
co-founder of Merit Tool & Mfg. Jack has enjoyed a career spanning 50 years in the
custom tooling and machining business. He is a senior member of SME (Society of
Manufacturing Engineers). Retired since 2000, Jack is still available for
consultation but would rather be flying or building his next airplane or
doing just about anything but working (a well deserved reward for all his
years of hard work ).