Posted January 31, 2023

ARCH Cutting Tools acquires Custom Carbide Cutter

ARCH Cutting Tools Corp. has acquired Custom Carbide Cutter, Inc. (CCCI), a Cincinnati-based company that provides high-quality cutting tools to manufacturers and distributors.

ARCH Cutting Tools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, serves the medical, aerospace, defense, automotive, energy, agriculture, and general industrial markets. A mid-sized, full service cutting tool manufacturer, ARCH has facilities across the U.S. and is dedicated to engineering high-performance standard and custom tooling.

"I am proud to announce the addition of Custom Carbide Cutter to the ARCH Cutting Tools Team,” said Jeff Cederstrom, divisional president of ARCH Cutting Tools. "Custom Carbide's experience in specialty carbide micro tools and high-performance burs sets them apart in the industry and compliments the ARCH offering.

“We are excited to offer these additional domestic manufacturing capabilities to the growing ARCH customer base, especially the micro tool application expertise, as this is a rapidly expanding segment of the industry, he added. "Steve and Dena Long have assembled a talented team, and we look forward to building on Custom Carbide’s longstanding customer relationships with additional products and services.”

CCCI was established in 1983 to provide high-quality cutting tools for local companies in the Cincinnati area but now services customers around the world. It specializes in serving the automotive and aerospace industries along with shipyards and medical facilities. 

“The acquisition by ARCH Cutting Tools will help us keep pace with this ever-changing industry,” said Steve Long, president of CCCI. “It will give us access to additional support and guidance for our highly-skilled employees and help us continue developing our manufacturing processes.”

Dena Long, vice president of pperations at CCCI said, “We hope to become part of a bigger family, and to give our employees access to additional resources that will help them excel.”