From One Maker to The Next
We know what it’s like to have a crazy dream. That’s how we started, with a dream to make a solution for our own manufacturing problems. Scrap waste, rework, overtime, and raw material costs were bleeding us dry. Our team struggled to execute what seemed like the most basic task, measure material accurately, quickly, and repeatedly. As we searched for a solution, we realized there were others with the same problem in every industry from woodworking to fabrication, all the way to HVAC/MEP, aerospace, automotive, construction, and more. It was on us to make our dream a reality.
Building Sustainable Communities
From a tiny garage in the Pacific Northwest we began designing a machine that would make every manufacturing business fast and accurate, every time. We built our business sustainably, with local employees and local vendors, and manufactured everything in-house at our Vancouver, WA factory. 28 years later we’re still here. We’ve sold over 60,000 TigerStops across the globe, but our mission remains exactly the same, to help other manufacturers reduce waste so they too can grow and support their local communities.
As the global leader in stop gauge and material positioning systems and software, TigerStop knows what it takes for a manufacturer to reach beyond their humble beginnings and impact a worldwide industry. And while our network extends around the globe, we’ve never lost sight of the place, and people, who made us who we are.
Local Business, Globally Competitive
TigerStop’s Mission is to empower local manufacturers to be globally competitive. We do that on four core fronts:
Creating innovative technologies around unmet needs that provide unparalleled performance and value.
Developing products and processes that minimize environmental impact and make the best use of resources.
Build a community making automation flexible and easily implementable for manufacturers so they can succeed in the global marketplace.
Educating both ourselves and local manufacturers in best practices to grow successful, sustainable businesses.
- The Golden Rule
Hope is a Job
A thriving manufacturing sector builds thriving communities. We believe in empowering local makers, because every manufacturing job in turn creates 3-4 local jobs. And jobs give people hope.
We believe in a level playing field. We believe that all people should have the opportunity for meaningful work and a meaningful life.