4/23/2019

Somma Tool Co. Celebrates 80th Anniversary

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In 1939, Gerard J. Somma, a recent arrival from Naples, Italy, saw a growing demand for a local, reliable source of screw machine tooling and decided to take the plunge. He incorporated Somma Tool Co. in his new home state of Connecticut and never looked back. 

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In 1939, Gerard J. Somma, a recent arrival from Naples, Italy, saw a growing demand for a local, reliable source of screw machine tooling and decided to take the plunge. He incorporated Somma Tool Co. in his new home state of Connecticut and never looked back. It must have been a difficult time to start a company with Europe in turmoil and totalitarian threats on both sides of the globe. Family support, outstanding employees, technical knowledge, and attention to detail and quality, however, helped grow the company, which quickly became a key contributor to the war effort and to the precision turned parts industry.

Our range of cutting tools, toolholders and workholders continued to expand through today, where the company now has a 195-page catalog and serves various industries in the U.S. and around the world.

The company is on its 4th generation of family ownership/management, and we have a range of dedicated and appreciated employees, some of whom have been with us more than 50 years, as well as others who are recent college grads. 

 

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