Company History

History of excellence & integrity.

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Founded in 1970

When Al Menzies Sr. established Standard Die over 50 years ago, his plan was simple: stand out from the competition. As the first metal stamper to the industrial diamond industry, he was unwilling to compromise his values. He made sure integrity, customer service and quality were integrated into every aspect of the business and, as a result, designed and manufactured some of the world’s finest products for the industrial diamond industry.

Our Mission:
“To make the purchasing of metal stampings painless.”

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By pursuing this mission for more than five decades, we have grown from a start-up tool and die operation to a world-class metal stamping company. With more than a billion parts delivered, we have provided precision drawing and stamping services to customers spanning the industrial diamond, automotive, aircraft, electrical and medical industries across the globe.

Today, Al’s sons Al Jr. and Doug stay true to the same principles their dad established years ago. Standard Die remains a family-owned and operated company and at every level, employees are valued and respected for their contribution to the effort. The whole team puts our customers first and is uncompromising in the quality of products we produce. We look forward to serving you with this passion, commitment, and personal touch.

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Lean is how we think, work and act.

Better, stronger, faster

The Standard Die team is fully trained in lean manufacturing and these practices are incorporated throughout the company. We are constantly implementing new lean practices and improving our operations by adopting more efficient and effective methods.

  • 2019 had 749 proposed Kaizens and 455 implemented with thousands of ideas generated
  • We have 8 teams encompassing everyone in the organization
  • Our owners and management consult on a daily basis
  • PDCA process-based improvements
  • Employee Empowerment for Real Change
  • We use visual lean and management boards

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Our Leadership

More than 100 years of industry experience

Al MenziesAl Menzies, Jr.










Doug MenziesDoug Menzies










David WaldeckDavid Waldeck

Vice President









Greg GagnerGreg Gagner

Plant Manager


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For a quote or to find out more about how we can help you, call our Sales Manager, Haley Menzies toll free at (800) 838-5464 or fill out the form below.

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