Welcome to Northwood Industries
We are a Modern Precision Manufacturing Company
That Pursues Perfection with a Precise Mix of Quality, Service, Delivery & Price.
Northwood Industries is a family business that began in 1968 and has deep roots in the Toledo precision machining industry. The long-held family virtues such as honesty, integrity, perseverance and hard-work have become our core values.
Precision Machining & Fabrication
Our highly trained precision tradesmen are dedicated to providing each customer with accurately machined component parts and assemblies to meet exacting specifications. These seasoned journeymen and skilled operators use state of the art CNC machine tools to create parts from various materials. We serve customers in various industries throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Quality & Customer Service
We have a skilled staff that is devoted to providing innovative, customized solutions to meet the needs of Project and Development Engineers. At Northwood, we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations.
CAD Design and Engineering Services
Our in-house engineers offer design services utilizing the latest computer aided design software. To aid in the design and prototyping process, we use 3D printing technology utilizing fused plastic deposition modeling. These models can be used to evaluate the form, fit and function of components prior to beginning the conventional machining process. In addition to new engineering projects, our engineers and tradesmen regularly team up to provide superior reverse engineering services that often provide improved part solutions.
Innovation & Workforce
We utilize Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement principles to constantly improve our productivity, performance and environmental impact. Our skilled labor force is dedicated to serving our customers and is experienced in machining various materials and composites.
Reliability & Expectations
At Northwood, we offer repair and part modification services with rapid turn-around times that allows our customer to get their equipment back on-line very quickly.
Speed & Customer Satisfaction
Our large in-house inventory of raw materials eliminates downtime waiting for parts. Not only are Northwood’s turnaround times faster, but we delivery when we say we deliver!
“Their operation is second-to-none in the area. They’ve invested in state-of-the-art machining and inspection equipment because they’re in it for the long haul. Kurt Miller, the owner, came up through the trades and knows his stuff, and so do his toolmakers. Based on their knowledge and experience, they will modify our engineering drawings, if necessary, to make it easier and less expensive to machine the component. We like the fact they have our best interests at heart.
Their turnaround time meets, and often, exceeds our expectations. One time we had a real crunch and needed two load cell bodies fast. We sent Northwood the drawings and had a quote the same day. Two days later, we had a finished part in hand. They pulled out all the stops to help a long-time client get through a crisis.”
– Rich Grogan, Engineering Manager
Helm Instrument Company, Inc., Maumee, Ohio
Northwood Client since 1985
“Our business is automotive based … and very demanding. We don’t have a lot of lead-time. Northwood takes our 3D computer models and downloads them into their equipment. That eliminates the need for production drawings, and it ultimately saves us time. We also use a lot of plastic in our equipment, and plastic is difficult to machine to tight tolerances. Northwood is able to do that for us … they can maintain tolerances to +/- .002. That ability is primarily a factor of their skilled toolmakers, coupled with state-of-the-art equipment in a temperature-controlled environment.
Northwood is a very focused company, and their hearts are in the right place. They are always concerned about the quality of what they produce for us. It’s important to them to deliver the right product. And that’s a testimonial to the staff and ownership.”
– Jim Baltz, Senior Staff Engineer
Finishing Brands, Toledo, Ohio
Northwood client since 1991
“Our relationship with Northwood Industries is to have them make component parts for our prototype inspection equipment. To accomplish that, we need a shop where the toolmakers are smart enough to question things and not just blindly make the part to the drawing. Northwood has those kinds of toolmakers. They select their employees very carefully, and it pays off well for their clients. They’re not the least expensive shop around, but we know we wouldn’t get the level of quality or service that Northwood provides if we went elsewhere. That’s why we’ve been working with them for 40 years.”
– Dennis Sturgill, Technical Director
Non-Contact International, Millbury, OH
Northwood client since 1975