Company History

Where Leech Industries Is Headed

Leech Industries is constantly evolving to respond to customer needs and changes in the industry. We work proactively and make every business decision methodically with customer outcomes in mind.

One change that came about was our recent leadership change within our organization. In early 2021, Leech Industries was purchased from the Leech family after four generations of ownership. The shift in leadership prompted us to look closely at what we can do differently and how we can continue to produce the best results possible.

Full-Service Manufacturing

Leech Industries continues to serve as a one-stop shop for our wide range of processes and services, from in-house design and engineering to finished products. We strive to offer competitive pricing and on-time delivery while maintaining our impressive quality standards.

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Quality Our Customers Count On

We have implemented Continuous Improvement (CI) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) into our processes to continue creating value for our customers. As a result, we’ve been able to decrease scrap, improve productivity and lower costs, all while maintaining top-notch quality control

In addition, Leech Industries has reinforced our commitment to quality by attaining ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 and UL certifications. Meeting each of these standards makes Leech well-positioned to handle the most challenging industries and tightest tolerances.

Hands-On Industry Experience

Our current ownership has over 60 combined years of manufacturing experience in the aerospace, industrial and defense markets. Additionally, many of our technicians and engineers have worked in our customers’ sectors. Because we are tuned into our customers’ machining needs and unique industry standards, we are in a stellar position to provide top-notch service and high-precision parts that check all their boxes.

Implementing Strategic Software Solutions

The manufacturing industry has evolved over the years thanks to the advent of cutting-edge technologies. We can be more efficient than ever as a result of investing in advanced technologies and implementing industry-leading software.

In our modernization efforts, Leech Industries has adopted software systems to streamline production, enhance risk assessment and improve ease for our customers.

  • Paperless Parts: We utilize Paperless Parts’ CMMC-compliant platform to streamline the quoting process. This allows us to procure quotes for our customers efficiently and accurately. Additionally, the software flags any manufacturability warnings early in the process, so we can catch potential risks before the design reaches the shop floor.
  • NetSuite: Integrating this ERP system into our processes has given us a strong understanding of what our turn times are. That way, we can provide customers with the most reliable lead times.

Commitment to Our Craft

Leech Industries has always been a reputable business, from its early days of specializing in tool and die to the current day. Over the years, we have expanded our business, increasing our offerings to support our customers during all stages of manufacturing. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible outcomes and contributing to the growth of North American manufacturing.

How We Got Here

Initially established as Leech Tool & Die Works, Leech Industries has diversified our services to become a full-service manufacturing company. Founded by the Leech family, our company’s steady growth and reliable reputation are the product of four generations of individuals with a common goal: provide customers with quality products and exceptional service every time.

  • 1928: Joe Leech arrived in the U.S. from Britain, working as a supervisor for manufacturers of time fuses, detonators and small shell casings.
  • 1938: Leech settled down in Meadville, Pennsylvania, working as a toolmaker at Talon Inc.’s experimental plant, the birthplace of the zipper.
  • 1948: Leech left his job at Talon and founded Leech Tool & Die Works with his three sons. Starting in a barn and former chicken coop in their backyard, the business grew into a new 30’ by 70’ building that employed 14 people.
  • 1950s and 1960s: Leech Tool & Die Works expanded their facilities several times and increased their in-house capabilities. At this time, operations in the plant included surface grinding, turning, drill pressing, milling, heat-treating and plating.
  • 1970s and 1980s: Leech Tool & Die Works continued adding on to its facilities, taking on CNC machining, progressive die stamping, printer component assembly and plastic molding.
  • Now: Under the name Leech Industries, the business continued to grow its capabilities to become the full-service manufacturer it is today.
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LEECH Industries

13144 Dickson Road
Meadville, PA 16335