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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 ).

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