History of Hartwig, Inc.

Founded in 1960, Paul Hartwig established Hartwig as a machine tool company based upon the ideals of Honesty, Integrity, and Respect.

Things have changed quite a bit over the past 57 years. What started as a small, family-owned St. Louis company with three employees working in a 2,000 ft2 shop, has grown into an award-winning organization with over 170 employees in nine state-of-the-art offices and technology showrooms covering 14 states.

Even with the growth, some things haven’t changed. The values Paul instilled back then remain with the company today – to provide a product and service we can be proud of, giving the customer a little more than they expected, all while keeping a focus on employee satisfaction.

Paul’s legacy and tradition of customer service and workmanship continued into the second and third generation. Gary Hartwig, Paul’s son, joined the family business in 1975 and is credited with expanding the company into a successful sales and service organization across the Midwest, Southwest and Mountain regions.

Hartwig’s success can be attributed to visionary leadership and as well as the company’s reputation for high-quality machine tools, customer service second-to-none and for building lasting relationships with customers, suppliers and employees.

Now led by the third generation, with Geoff Hartwig at the helm and Greg Hartwig leading business development, these ideals combined with the solid foundation of Paul’s pillars still exist – Fairness, After-Sales Support and Hard Work.

1960 Paul Hartwig, a tool and die maker by trade, and his wife Juanita, purchased the
Lou Slager Company in
St. Louis, MO.

Together, they founded Hartwig, Inc. with at total of three employees.

1975 Paul and Juanita"s son, Gary Hartwig, joins the family business.

1986 Hartwig expands; Western Missouri office opens in Kansas City, MO offering machine tool products, service and support to customers.

1988 Hartwig hits a milestone with its 1,000th installation of CNC machine tools.
1989 Second generation takes the helm; Gary Hartwig succeeds Paul Hartwig as President and the family tradition of innovation and superior service continues.

1991 Kansas Office Opens. Hartwig expands to Wichita, KS to support the manufacturing needs in the aerospace capital and beyond.

1998 CNC machine installations by Hartwig hit the 5,000th mark.
1999 Coverage expands to Oklahoma; Hartwig opens a sales and support office in Broken Arrow, OK.

2004 Hartwig increases territory sales and support to include Northern Texas with the acquisition of P.D. Browne Machine Tools in the Dallas metro area.
2005 Western expansion; Hartwig broadens coverage with the purchase of Midwest Industrial Tool. Opens Englewood, CO office to take care of customers in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Southern Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.
2005 Hartwig opens an office in Omaha, NE to provide products and services to customers in Nebraska and Iowa.
2008 Hartwig reaches the 10,000th installation of CNC machines.
2008 Hartwig opens Houston office to provide service and support to customers in Southern Texas and Louisiana.
2008 Houston Technology Center Launched in conjunction wtih Okuma. It features a state-of-the-art showroom for Okuma and other CNC machine tools.
2010 Hartwig, Okuma and Davis Applied Technology College joined together to create the Layton Utah Technology Center in Kaysville, UT. Features a state-of-the-art working showroom and training center.
2010 Hartwig celebrates
50 years of excellence in the machine tool distribution and service market.
2013 Executive Team Promotions; Geoff Hartwig appointed as President and CEO; Greg Hartwig promoted to Vice President of Sales; Gary becomes Chairman of the Board.

Seth Machlus promoted to Vice President of Operations and Linda Ehler to Chief Financial Officer.

2014 Engineering Services team expands to strengthen resources and focus on further supporting customers with turnkey and manufacturing cell design needs.

2016 With 170+ employees covering 14 states, more than 70% of our team members provide you with after-the-sale support.

Hartwig is here to serve and support all of our your CNC manufacturing needs.