Top Shops 2011: McCay Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.

By adopting advanced CNC technologies and a lean, cellular approach to manufacturing and assembly, McCay Tool realizes very efficient flow of products through its operation.

McCay Tool was founded in 1950 by Stanley McCay in order to fill the U.S. government’s need for contract manufacturing during the post-World War II aerospace and defense retooling era. It quickly became known as a quality manufacturer and won a prestigious contract to produce the warhead for the Raytheon-designed Patriot Missile, thereby establishing itself as one of the country’s premier U.S. defense contract manufacturers.

Over the years, McCay Tool has continued its growth to become a world-class manufacturing company specializing in the manufacturing and assembly of custom-designed, precision-machined components for aerospace, defense, commercial, industrial and other markets. It is a single-source integrator using a range of state-of-the-art equipment, and it focuses on providing exceptional quality and service managed by its ISO/AS quality system.

McCay Tool is located in a 50,000-square-foot, temperature-controlled facility. The plant is divided into manufacturing and assembly space in a cellular environment to enable the most efficient flow of products in a lean environment. Services include three- to five-axis CNC milling, CNC turning, fabrication/welding, heat treating and chemical processing.

Key Personnel
• Nicholas Schneider, President
• Chris Schneider, General Manager
McCay Tool & Engineering has a range of three- to five-axis, large-envelope machining centers capable of cutting exotic metals as well as high speed cutting of aluminum and titanium. It also has fabricating equipment; a sophisticated portable scanning system to convert parts to digital models; an in-line inspection department for first piece inspection; customer inventory management services; and ERP software to track customer contracts through every stage of the manufacturing process while enabling flexible scheduling.
End Markets Served
• Aerospace
• Defense
• Energy
• Industrial
• Transportation
Workpiece Materials Commonly Machined
• Aluminum
• Hi-Temp Alloys
• Plastics
• Titanium

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