Our History of Die Design
History Of Busy Bee Tooling
Busy Bee Tooling was founded in 1970 by Bob Phillips who learned the Tool & Die trade in Chicago. After relocating to California, Bob opened the business in a small garage shop in the City of Industry. Gary Bitters, our current General Manager, was the very first employee. As the business grew over the next twenty years the company expanded from one building to three. In 1989 Bob decided to put it all under one roof and purchased the building at the company's present location in Ontario. In 1998 the stamping was added across the street.
Bob retired in 1996, leaving the company in the capable hands of his son, Keith who began working for the company when he was sixteen. In retirement Bob has turned his tooling expertise into crafting award winning single engine airplanes and restoring model A automobiles. Even though Busy Bee Tooling incorporated in 2002, the company remains a family "hands on" operation that prides itself with 40 years of experience providing excellent customer service.