Member Spotlight


18 June 2024
How many employees does your company have?

We have 185 employees.

Tell us about your company and what it does?

Carr Lane Manufacturing is recognized as a world leader for standard tooling components and industrial parts used by virtually every industry around the globe. Known primarily for jig & fixture tooling components, Carr Lane Manufacturing offers more than 100,000 industrial parts including quick change tooling plates & accessories, hoist rings, toggle clamps, handles, knobs, ball & spring plungers, threaded inserts, clamp straps, drill bushings, alignment pins, fixture bases, & power workholding devices. Carr Lane Manufacturing is proud to manufacture & sell American-made fixture components, with most of our fixture fabrication completed at two American plants located in St. Louis, MO, and Austin, TX.

What is your company struggling with right now (ex: supply chain, workforce, specific training/hiring, etc.)?

The labor market is tight everywhere, especially for skilled CNC Machinists.

In what area does your company excel, or what do you do better than anyone else?

Carr Lane Manufacturing provides a large selection of tooling components, clamps, fixturing and related workholding products for all areas of manufacturing. Based in St. Louis, Missouri USA, we make tooling items for virtually every industry around the globe. Carr Lane Manufacturing delivers consistently high-quality products, and is certified ISO 9001-2015. We currently have 14+ patents for tooling and workholding products.

What is one cool fact about the company?

We are in our 3rd generation of family leadership. Our current CEO (Colin Frost) is the grandson of Earl Walker, founder of Carr Lane Mfg.. Additional fun fact – Carr Lane parts have been going to space for over 50 years! One more cool fact – in 2023, Carr Lane moved into a new building in Elgin, TX.

Do you have any upcoming events you’d like to share?

International Mfg. Tradeshow in Chicago this fall (IMTS),Celebrating 72nd year in Business on June 17th

How can people find you? (Website, socials, contact info, etc.)

Website - YouTube - @CarrLaneMfg Facebook - @CarrLaneMfgCo LinkedIn- @CarrLaneManufacturingCo Instagram - @Carrlanemfg Video of our new location:


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