The Whittemore Co. Distributes Four New Cutting Tool Brands

The company now offers Precision Twist Drill, Dormer, Pramet and Union Butterfield cutting tools.


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The Whittemore Co. (Addison, Illinois) has added the cutting tool brands Precision Twist Drill, Dormer, Pramet and Union Butterfield to the portfolio of products it represents. These brands are manufactured by Dormer Pramet (Elgin, Illinois).

Dormer Pramet was founded in 1952 as Precision Twist Drill in Chicago. While the Precision Twist Drill brand has developed a focus on high speed steel (HSS) drills, the company has since added other brands to its manufacturing portfolio. These include Union Butterfield for HSS taps, Dormer for high-performance drills and Pramet for indexable tools. Today, the company makes a variety of round and indexable cutting tools for milling, drilling, holemaking and turning.

Dormer Pramet National Sales Manager Russ Reinhart says, “We are very pleased to welcome the Whittemore Co. to our team. We have a passion for cutting tools and see great value in partnering with others who have a similar passion.”

“Dormer Pramet and its long-standing heritage of exceptional cutting tool brands align with our company’s strategic direction,” says Whittemore President Dave Zaval. “Together, I am confident that we will provide robust solutions to our customers’ metalworking needs.”


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