tool & die engineering

Tool & Die Engineering

Walker specializes in engineering complex, high-precision dies for medium-to- large parts in a wide variety of materials. Learn More»

metal stamping dies

Metal Stamping Dies

Walker provides turnkey tool services, from concept development through tool completion, using advanced technology. Learn More»

turnkey metal forming services

Value Added Services

In keeping with our 50-year commitment to superior, turnkey service, Walker offers a variety of value-added services.Learn More»

industrial tool and die manufacturing

Industries Served

For over 50 years Walker Tool and Die has provided numerous services to the automotive, appliance, aerospace and office furniture industries.Learn More»

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Tool and Die Manufacturer Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI

At Walker Tool & Die, Inc., we engineer, design, construct and validate highly precise metal stamping dies and tooling system solutions. Our team of experts partners with leaders across industries to provide tooling solutions that use high-strength materials, demand tight tolerances and require short lead times.

Our Story

First located in the back of a gas station in Grand Rapids, MI, we had one door, no windows, and only three machines. That was in 1959. We started operations as Central Tool & Die under the leadership of Gordon Hendricks, the late father of the company's current president, David Hendricks. In 1964, we expanded our manufacturing capabilities and took on the name Walker Tool & Die, Inc.

With at least 10 expansions under our belt over the last 55 years, our facility has grown from a small garage to a state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot plant and since 2012 we have added two additional facilities in Grand Rapids. The ability to adapt, invest and evolve to meet the changing demands of the industry and our customers has allowed us to grow into who we are today. As a leading tool and die manufacturer, we strive to embrace the latest technological advancements and to invest in talented people. Due to our operational excellence, our clients receive world-class tools that optimize efficiency and reduce waste

Our Process

At Walker Tool & Die, Inc., we keep quality at the forefront, from prototype & validation through installation. With the help of advanced technology and innovative systems, we design, test, and manufacture high-quality metal stamping dies. We provide Die Simulation, 3D CAD Modeling, and Die Design services. We CNC machine all metal stamping dies components for unsurpassed accuracy. During the tool manufacturing process, our experienced and highly skilled tradesmen assemble, productionize and validate both the tooling and the customer product. Our cross-functional team uses the very latest computerized scanning and inspection technologies to ensure precision and durability.

Our Value Added Services

When partnering with Walker Tool & Die, Inc., our clients automatically gain access to our CNC Machining, Wire EDM, Metrology, Laser Trimming, Prototyping, and Low Volume Production Stamping capabilities. These turnkey services help produce accurate, reliable, and resilient metal stamping dies.

Industries Served

At Walker Tool & Die, Inc., we are family owned and community-based. Our top resource is our people and our business relationships. Together, our team continually strives for improvement, engineering innovation, and technical leadership.