About Us

ETW Inc facility at 1338 Ellis St., Waukesha WI 53186.

Our History

Our customers include some of the largest toolmakers in the world, who rely on ETW’s design engineering, rapid delivery, and quality tools for their manufacturing needs. ETW produces a wide variety of cutting tools, work-holding fixturing, and precision contract machining on our 5-axis CNC machines. 


Starting as Enco Tool Works in a garage in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1945, ETW has evolved from a simple cutting tool manufacturing business to a leading 5-axis machining business serving as an early adopter and continuing practitioner of CNC manufacturing, 


ETW was quick to see the potential of data-driven machining. To further that, ETW began using industry-leading, pre-eminent machines manufactured by the German machine builder, Deckel-Maho-Gildemeister (DMG) to ensure only the highest quality of cutting tool products. The focus on quality with DMG machines continues today with six 5-axis mills, two DMG lathes, and a Studer CNC grinder. 


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Business Goal

 To deliver quality products and reduce customer costs by employing cutting-edge manufacturing processes and by continuously improving our Quality Management System. To enhance customer experience by providing experienced technical support and superior customer service.

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Message from our Founder

I've always enjoyed being involved in the tooling industry, even from the days when I first started working for Tool Service in Milwaukee, WI.  I chose to start my own business, ETW, rooted in the belief that family values and arduous work were crucial to the success of my vision.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that ETW would become what it is today.  I aimed only for success, unaware of the future that would take shape.  ETW was a personal endeavor for me, and remains to this day a testament to the results that hard work can bring.  I strove to instill into all my employees values of honesty, dedication and faith in a new and exciting business. 


 I believe that as long as we are dedicated to our customers and we maintain excellence in our tooling operations, ETW will continue to be at the forefront of the industry.customers that require extreme accuracy and precision. Our customers include some of the largest toolmakers in the world, who rely on ETW’s design engineering, rapid delivery, and quality tools. 


Edwin Held, Jr. - Founder