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ADDISON, IL — The Whittemore Co. announced that it has officially added the cutting tool brands of Precision Twist Drill, Dormer, Pramet and Union Butterfield to its already broad portfolio of products it represents.

These brands are manufactured by Dormer Pramet, whose North American Headquarters is in Elgin, IL. The company has a history in America dating back to its founding in 1952 as Precision Twist Drill in suburban Chicago. While the Precision Twist Drill brand has developed a focus on HSS drills, the company has added other brands to complete its manufacturing portfolio including Union Butterfield for HSS taps, Dormer for high-performance drills and Pramet for a complete indexable line.

Today, Dormer Pramet is a one-stop manufacturer for round and indexable cutting tools for milling, drilling, hole-making and turning. It manufactures a wide range of HSS Drills, Taps, Reamers, End Mills, Indexable Carbide turning, Milling and Hole-Making tools for the machining, MRO and metalworking sector.

Russ Reinhart, National Sales Manager for Dormer Pramet, said, “We are very pleased to welcome The Whittemore Co. to our team. We have a passion for cutting tools and see great value in partnering with others who have a similar passion. Our team members work hard to grow business and ensure the needs of our distributors and end users are met.”

Dave Zaval, President of Whittemore, commented, “Dormer Pramet and its long-standing heritage of exceptional cutting tool brands align with our company’s strategic direction. Together, I am confident that we will provide robust solutions to our customers’ metalworking needs. We are excited to enter our next phase of growth with Dormer Pramet on our team.”

Founded in Chicago in 1918, The Whittemore Co. is celebrating 100 years of service. It has a long-established history in technical applications for the metalworking industries and OEM manufacturers.

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