We opened our doors in 1968 in Melrose Park, Illinois, where we built dies for Western Electric and International Harvester. Then two years later, when we started to fabricate components, we expanded to a larger facility in Stone Park, Illinois. Jump ahead seven years to 1977 and we have moved to Lombard, Illinois to a 25,000 sq.ft. facility and have begun manufacturing stamped components for the telecommunications industry and have expanded into the computer industry as well. By 1996, we have added 40,000 sq.ft., as the telecommunications and computer industries flourished, expanded our tool construction and machining capacity and have now entered into the automotive industry. In 2000, we expanded our operations to Brownsville, Texas to support our customers along the border.
Our Lombard, Illinois facilities are 16 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. We have over 75 employees ready to tackle all of your fabrication and secondary needs. Our fabrication capabilities include shearing, punching, CNC machining, laser, press brakes and turret punch presses. Our secondary services include drilling, forming, welding, grinding, polishing, tapping, TOX, staking, assembly and deburring.
In Brownsville, Texas, our plant is located just 4 miles from Brownsville International Airport, and only 11 miles from Matamoros, Mexico border. Our location affords us the ability to be in a NAFTA Free Trade Zone. We have over 25 employees and stamping presses ranging from 45-1,000 tons. Our secondary operations include staking, tapping, welding, cleaning and assembly.
Today, Tella Tool & Manufacturing occupies 150,000 square feet in 4 plants performing contract manufacturing for various industries through Metal Stampings, Fabrication Assembly and C.N.C Machining. All of our facilities are ISO/TS 16949:2009 and ITAR Registered.