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We Make It Happen

Our 25+ Year History

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Hardinsburg, Kentucky, we are a leading provider of Speciality Die Services and Precision Machined Components. 


Currently a family of over 100 employees with over 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, we pride ourselves on collaborative customer relationships, tight tolerances, and impeccable quality.  

Our History

8800 sq ft facility


First building in Hardinsburg

Kenny purchased a large building (8800 sq. ft.) in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. More machines and employees were added to meet the growing demand for Whitworth's services. 

114 Industrial Park Lane, Hardinsburg, KY


114 Industrial Park Lane Purchased

After just 3 years, more space was needed.  Kenny purchased a larger 39,400 sq. ft. building in Hardinsburg.

Kenny Whitworth


Whitworth Tool Inc. is founded.

Our founder, Kenny Whitworth  started Whitworth Tool in his small brick garage in West View, Kentucky.  With one small milling machine, he began producing die components for the tool and die industry.

spotting press


Continued Expansion

The tool and die repair operation had grown to the point that a new 4,000 sq. ft. addition was built. Larger machines were added, along with a spotting press for die try-out.

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Warehouse Added

In November, Whitworth added a 4,600 sq. ft. warehouse for much needed space to store fixtures, castings, forgings and material as well as a work space for our maintenance department.

387 Building Whitworth Tool

378 Building Added

In November, Whitworth Tool added an additional facility known as the 378 Building also located in the Industrial Park.  This 7,500 sq. ft. building allowed Whitworth Tool to expand its machining space and add much needed capacity for additional equipment.

AS9100D and ISO 9001 Certified

ISO 9001 Certification

In June, to further diversify and meet the needs of our customer base, Whitworth Tool became ISO 9001 Certified.

AS9100D and ISO 9001 Certified


AS9100 Certification

In July, Whitworth Tool became AS9100 Certified.  This certification and dedication by management to a robust quality system further diversifies Whitworth Tool’s customer base in many areas including Aerospace and Defense contracting.

FFL Type 7 Manufacturer


Type 7 FFL Acquired

In August, Whitworth Tool, Inc. obtained a Type 7 FFL with a Class 2 SOT permitting our company to manufacture NFA Firearms and Components.



CNC Mill Added

In February, Whitworth Tool, Inc. commissioned their largest CNC mill with a machining envelope of 14’ x 8’ x 5' and 35,000 pound table capacity.  The addition of the SNK bridge mill allows Whitworth Tool to machine and repair larger die components in house versus outsourcing.

Whitworth Tool 114 Industrial Park Lane, Hardinsburg, KY


Whitworth Tool Inc. has diversified its services to meet the demands of an ever-changing industrial environment, adding staff, equipment, square footage and know-how whenever possible. Our team of skilled machinists, engineers, tool and die makers will provide the best service possible to meet your needs. 


Check out our News Page to see what's currently happening at Whitworth Tool. 
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Specialty Die Services

Chris Galloway - Sales Engineer

Eric West - Sales Engineer     

Willy Woods - Sales Engineer

Precision Machining

​Preston Fowler - Sales Engineer

Barry Lucas - Director of Operations

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