Gastavos A. Kuehl opens the company doors as Hammond Machine and Forge Works, a machining and forging plant, in a 12,000-square foot building on Wilcox Street in Hammond, Indiana.
It was the heyday of the railroads, burgeoning steel mills and other emerging industries populating Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area.
In the 1960’s, Nau grows both the company's capabilities and its involvement in the community on one core principle: We’re not a parts company—we’re a relationships company. This philosophy became the foundation for the company's future success.
Business investment and expansion led the way to multi-generational involvement from the Nau family.
1990: Hammond partners with Mazak Technology Centers and MSI after the purchase of their first CNC machine.
1992: Peter purchases Hammond Machine Works from his father, becoming the President/CEO.
Hammond continues the path of automation adding state-of-the-art equipment and expanding the facility to its current 42,000 square feet.