Company History

Hobson & Motzer began in 1912 as a tool and die manufacturing company. Working out of a rented barn, founders Alfred H. Motzer and Harold C. Hobson performed small machining jobs for local printing presses and gasoline engines.

With the advent of World War I, the company experienced significant growth, and was able to take advantage of the major technological advances of the day, such as high-speed steel.

Even from our earliest days, Hobson & Motzer was known for innovation. Driven to engineer solutions for seemingly impossible projects, we quickly built a reputation on the quality and reliability of our precision manufacturing.

Today, Hobson & Motzer has grown to be a leader in precision stampings, precision CNC-machined components, and quality-critical assemblies. We have proudly carried on our founders’ principle of continuous improvement – implementing lean manufacturing and a comprehensive quality management system.

Hobson Motzer History