PDQ Tooling was started by Dick Wier in 1964. At the time, he had 7 children with one more on the way.
Running a family screw machine house for many years, Dick had become familiar with carbide cutting tools and was approached by Manchester Tool Company to represent their products.
Seeing an opportunity to make a living for himself and his ever growing family, Dick courageously stepped out of a stable income to become a representative on a flexible income. With an intimate knowledge of
the industry, he -with his wife Alice began to cover Wisconsin for various carbide tooling manufacturers. It was Alice's foresight that brought us into the distribution side of sales. Buying in bulk and selling in pieces.
We started with Manchester, PDQ QuickChange and PDQ Layout Machines, which we still represent in their various forms
still after 40 years.
Within just a few years, business was booming, so
Dick's brother Lou was brought on board. Fast forward 50+ years.
Today, Seven of his children -all brought up in the cutting tool market, still run the company.
We train all of our salespeople in all aspects of industrial machining and pride ourselves in the intimate knowledge of all of the products that we represent. We continue to be selective in the companies we represent
with the understanding that quality always comes before price. We believe that "poor quality will be remembered long after low price is forgotten".
1992 and 2015 Business of the
15 nationally recognized awards from Sumitomo Electric Carbide
1997 Blue Chip Enterprise Award
Saint Francis Man of the
Year- Rick Wier 1990
Police-Saint Francis Police Department