A little background on our shop –
Originally Griffin Industries was making caskets and other items for the funeral industry, and did so for over 30 years. However, the landscape for casket makers in the midwest changed in the late 1990s, when many of the funeral homes were working with national buyers for caskets. It essentialy wiped out the dozen or so manufacturers in Missouri. (no, there is no shortage of dead people if you were wondering… )
Griffin decided to change its strategy from caskets to doing custom stamping and never looked back. With the acquistion of a few more pieces of stamping equipment (two are 250 ton capacity), it was a great fit for those customers who are looking for competive pricing and excellent service.
Fast forward a few years, Stuart Coutchie bought Griffin Industries when the previous ownership was wanting to retire. Today, we still have much of the same staff as before, and our ideals have not changed. We still try to be competitive and provide excellent service, and are always looking to help new customers save money by stamping their products instead of costly processes like laser, plasma, or turret punching.
Our shop is in downtown Ash Grove, MO, about 15 miles from Springfield, MO, located in the Missouri Ozarks. Ash Grove has a wonderful history of commerce dating back to the mid 1800’s, and was a booming railroad community for the first part of the 1900’s. We are proud to be a member of the community.
If you are in the area, please feel free to drop by to see us to take a tour. If you have any questions about stamping or how we can help you, please give us a call at 417-751-2034 or email us at email@example.com.