ARCH Specials Rhode Island: Plant Expansion, Investment, New Jobs. Company is on the Cutting Edge of Cutting Tool Industry Growth

Jeff Cederstrom, President of ARCH Cutting Tools and
Craig Hundertmark, General Manager ARCH Rhode Island.

Smithfield, Rhode Island, January 9, 2019 – ARCH Cutting Tools, an American company focused on manufacturing high-quality precision cutting tools for industry, is proud to announce the expansion of its ARCH Specials Rhode Island facility. The expansion includes a significant investment in new equipment and job additions. A special grand opening event for the expansion was held on Friday, January 11.

“We are excited about this expansion and investment, and we were eager to share that excitement with the community at our January 11 Open House,” said Craig Hundertmark, General Manager – ARCH Specials Rhode Island. “This project demonstrates our commitment to Smithfield and our commitment to better serving our customers.”

The physical plant expansion adds 1,000 square feet to the existing facility; an overall increase of 8% in size. In addition to the expansion, the company also made a significant capital investment in new equipment including the latest FX7 with a robot loader, as well as one of the first CPX units in the world from ANCA with a robot loader. This capital investment was made to increase capacity and to better automate production, which will increase capacity and reduce lead times for the company’s customers.

Further, this expansion and investment is providing new job opportunities in Smithfield. Already added are a Materials Coordinator and a Quality Control Manager, bringing the total employee count at ARCH Specials Rhode Island to 30.

This project in Rhode Island demonstrates the ARCH Cutting Tools commitment to better serve its customers and investment in the communities throughout the U.S. where they do business.

ARCH Specials Rhode Island, formerly R.I. Carbide Tool, was acquired by ARCH in 2017.

About ARCH Cutting Tools – ARCH Cutting Tools is a family of companies with production facilities in five states, manufacturing high-quality cutting tools and precision-machined components for industry – all 100% American made. ARCH companies are the leading metalworking experts providing innovative, practical solutions to the manufacturing challenges of their customers.