Stillion Industries Welcomes Brand New Haas VF4

Stillion Industries is Upgrading our Machines Stillion Industries has added a lot of new machines to our shop over the last year. First, our old Okuma was replaced with a smaller version, the Spaceturn which had been in storage while we reorganized our floor layout and arranged for the sale of the old machine. Then we welcomed new used machines in two batches from a shop that closed down in the area.  This included our large boring mill and a large lathe.  In the second set of machines, we added 3 used Okuma mills, a mid-size boring mill, as well as several grinders to our collection. Most recently we were excited to welcome a brand new Haas VF4 to improve our efficiency and workload.  Now that we have owned Electro Arc for 3 years, the production of parts for the Electro Arc and Ames product lines has increased.  More machines allow us to make more parts for our internal needs as well as continue to offer machining services to existing customers. Now that the new machine has arrived, we are looking forward to getting it set up for operation.  The increased capabilities will allow us to complete jobs more quickly.

How Covid Changed Stillion Industries 2020 was a difficult year for most businesses, especially in manufacturing.  Covid-19 has changed everything from how we communicate to how we work and live. Now two years later, we are still experiencing difficulty with supply chain issues and the economy has created the necessity to raise our prices. We are so appreciative of, all of our staff, community support and the ability to continue offering products and services.  We also appreciate all of you and your patience during our downtime and with delays in fulfilling orders. While we did fall behind in production during the Covid-19 shut down we have found a new normal in meeting the needs of our customers.  The challenges we endured inspired improvements to our processes to minimize problems in the future. Another setback we experienced was problems with our websites for both Electro Arc and Ames Testers. Since then we have improved our websites and social media presence to provide you with updates and inside looks at the company and our products. We have also expanded our online shopping options to allow you to purchase accessory items for Electro Arc accessories in addition to the Ames products that have been available to purchase online for some time. Improvements to the websites include a live chat, more resources for machine owners, and a 75-year retrospect of Electro Arc’s history. You may have also noticed our new machine builder which helps you determine which metal disintegrator can best meet your needs, allowing you to compare the 40+ custom metal disintegrator options that we offer and the advantages of those machines on Electro Arc sites. Try the New Machine Builder to Choose the Right Metal Disintegrator for your Application! Check out our Social media profiles and please follow us! Facebook Youtube Pinterest Linkedin Instagram Tiktok As you may know, the Electro Arc and Ames product lines joined our company in mid-2019.  We have since made improvements to the product lines due to the lack of availability of necessary components, obsolescence and to assist in efficiency.  We look forward to continuing to offer the reliable products associated with these brand names and producing these products in Michigan is our pride.  Stillion Industries has been offering Michigan based machine services for 50 years now, and Electro Arc products have been made in Michigan for 75 years.

Stillion Industries is Celebrating 50 years of Business

When you hear the name Stillion, the first thing that should come to mind is Stillion Industries.  A southeast Michigan machine shop that has been providing service in Washtenaw County for 50 years this year!  A family business, you can count on Stillion Industries to provide the highest quality machining work.  Chuck Stillion started this small business in Ann Arbor on Dino Drive.  The company was passed from father to son in 2006. Stillion Industries expanded its operations by purchasing Dexter Manufacturing in 2013.  Again in 2019 by purchasing Electro Arc, a metal disintegrator manufacturer also based in the Ann Arbor area.   Electro Arc was a client of Stillion Industries machine shop for years before the company went up for sale and Keith Stillion decided to purchase it.  With the acquisition, we gained both the Electro Arc metal disintegrator product line of over 40 bespoke machines as well as the Ames product line of fine precision hardness testing instruments now machined in-house. Electro Arc is also celebrating a big anniversary this year.  75 years of Michigan-based design and innovation which has become an asset to industries worldwide!  Under the Electro Arc name, Ames Portable Hardness testers have also been manufactured by Electro Arc since 1975.  These two tools are dependable not only in name but in reputation as well.   Like Stillion Industries’ machining work, Electro Arc machines are built to last.  This makes the two companies a perfect complement to each other.  We take pride in the new Electro Arc products we now produce and strive to make them better so you can count on these machines for years to come as large and small shops worldwide have in the past. To celebrate this special double anniversary, Stillion Industries had an oldest machine contest in an attempt to make connections with old Electro Arc machine owners who are still running metal disintegrators made by the company in the 60s and 70s!  While the design has changed very little, the look of these machines has changed over time, you may see them with different cabinets or colors like green and blue!   With proper maintenance, these machines can last a lifetime!  As an Electro Arc machine owner, you can count on us for your machine maintenance, repair, and upgrade needs.   Every machine we sell comes with a one-year warranty.  Another promotion we are offering to celebrate is the model 1 Ames Portable Hardness Tester in its old wooden case.  This limited edition product is only available while supplies last!  We continue to offer repair and calibration services for testers with a model number of 12000 or newer.

We’re celebrating dual anniversaries in 2022!

Stillion Industries is 50 this year, and Electro Arc is 75 years Stillion Industries Stillion Industries started as a partner business, and was taken over by Chuck Stillion in 1972, he ran the business on Dino Drive in Ann Arbor until his son purchased the business from him in 2006. Electro Arc Electro Arc was started in Detroit Michigan in 1947, it moved to Ann Arbor about a year later and stayed there until it was purchased by Keith Stillion in 2019.  Chelsea Standard Newspaper Mention In the community In August 1989, Stillion Industries is mentioned as one of the local companies that contributed to Chelsea Fire Department’s Ladder 1 contributors. Stillion Industries listed in 1991 Palmer mentions Stillion Industries as one of the qualifying companies for an employee discount Stillion Employee in Community Project: Employee Chuck Waterbury is mentioned helping with a local project in connection with Stillion Industries Michigan-based, Michigan-made: Both Stillion Industries and Electro Arc started as and continued to operate as Michigan businesses. Stillion Industries celebrates 50 years Continuing the same great local service in the community, Stillion Industries is 50 years old in 2022! Electro Arc celebrates 75 years 75 years of Michigan-made high-quality metal disintegrators is a huge milestone for Electro Arc and Stillion!