More Than a Name

Don't let our name fool you.  We are much more than a "tool & die shop."  As Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc. has progressed throughout the years from a one man operation to a corporation with nearly $2M in annual sales, tool and die work has become a small portion of what we do.  In addition to tools, jigs, fixtures,dies and molds, we are able to conceptualize, design, fabricate, and service projects, large or small, from the ground up.  We are proud to meet the needs of  walk-in customers with large or small requests, along with  the ongoing projects of our established customers.  We are a one stop  solutions shop.


Company History

In 1946, James M. Hipsher (Jim) started a business in Wabash, Indiana building tools and components for nearby manufacturing industries and thus laid the ground work for the future Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc.  A converted barn served as a workshop where Jim was the only employee.  The business grew to employ 7 additional employees by 1955 when Jim's eldest son, James R. Hipsher (Jimmy) joined the family business.  A fire in late November, 1957 prompted the need for a new location. The Hipshers purchased a property and built a new building on North Cass Street. Following a sequence of events and some growing pains, Jim, along with his son, Jimmy, made the move to 806 N. Cass Street in Wabash and incorporated the business as Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc. where they remained for many years.  Younger son, Jerry R. Hipsher, joined the business in 1960.  The operation eventually outgrew the building on Cass Street.  In 1977, looking to the future, the Hipsher family  purchased and built on the property at their present location.  With room to grow, the building which houses Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc. has been expanded 3 times and now employs 17-20 people in its 38,000 sq. ft. facility.  Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc., conceived in 1946, is still owned by the Hipsher family.  

Today we have the “in-house” capability to handle your entire custom machine project from concept and design to fabrication, control systems and the tooling required to put your project to work. Your equipment and tooling can be designed, built and test ran in our facility before delivery.  After delivery, we offer support from our team for as long as the machine is in service.  (Please note that manufacturers' warranties apply for all purchased components.)  Also, at Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc. you can expect continuity.  Your first contact, in many cases, will be your only contact and will personally follow your project from start to finish.


We Can Do It - For YOU! 


Advantages of Working With Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc.

  • EXPERIENCE:  Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc. has been in business over 60 years.  Average employment is nearly 20 years.
  • VERSATILITY:  We have a comprehensive background in working with a wide variety of industries.
  • SOLUTIONS:  We work closely with our customers to determine their needs and develop a suitable course of action.
  • ACCOMODATION:  Customers are welcome to take advantage of our large "tryout" area before delivery and we will service custom machines at our facility or theirs.


Examples of Our Services

  • Machined or Fabricated Parts from a large variety of materials
  • 3D "Printed" plastic Rapid  Prototypes up to 8 x 8 x 12" in one piece
  • Custom Fixtures and Gauges for a multitude of uses
  • Wire EDM  9 x 10 x 14"
  • In-House Engineering - 2D & 3D mechanical design
  • Control System Design and Programming
  • Large & small Stamping Dies
  • High quality Emergency Repair Work
  • Repeat Custom Part runs
  • Welding --- Stick, MIG, TIG, Aluminum
  • Milling, Grinding, Turning, Fabrication
  • In-house “Heat-Treat” for parts up to 5"x12"
  • Large Capacity Machining for parts up to 40" square and 160" long.



Custom Machines Built by Hipsher Tool & Die, Inc.

  • Vehicle Sealing extrusion trim
  • Vehicle Extrusion automatic feed and cut
  • Rubber extrusion molding machines
  • Fan-fold Corrugated (cardboard) feed, cut, and slit Carton Making Machines.
  • Production Automatic Drilling Fixtures for brass castings
  • Quality Control Leak Tester for cylinder heads
  • Notch Equipment for automotive door panel trim
  • Stationary Glass Installation Fixtures
  • Complete door trim assembly fixtures
  • Form roll Box Power Station
  • Custom form roll assemblies for extrusion lines
  • Rubber extrusion die heads and plates
  • Automated transfer unit for large stamping die
  • Video Inspection measusrment system
  • Custom cages for large molding machine with integrated safety light curtains
  • Many more, too many to list



Marketing / Sales

During our 60+ years, HT&D has maintained a base of satisfied customers. As our customers' needs have grown, so have we.
Most of our marketing is done through referrals.
Tooling and equipment built by Hipshers can now be found across several states and as far away as Korea