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
Busy Bee Tooling has been in the manufacturing
business serving the industry since 1970.
We specialize in die design, manufacture and repair.
We also have expertise in special tooling, jigs and
fixtures due to extensive work in the automotive,
aerospace, HVAC and hardware industries.
Our stamping facility has press capacity to 400
tons to meet various production requirements
including short run stamping.
Year Established: 1970
Temperature Controlled Work Area Services: Die Design, Die Manufacture,
Die Repair, Special Tooling, Jigs and Fixtures, Metal Stamping
Stamping Capacity: Up to 400 tons
Material Handling: 10,000 Pound Hoisting Capacity
Quality Standard: ISO/TS 16949:2002 Compliant