September 29, 2017
Dear Hermann Schmidt Customer,
We are writing to announce that Hermann Schmidt has a new owner. As of September 29th, 2017, Thomas D. Duff III, owner of Duff Grinding Corp., has purchased the company from Peter Schmidt.
Tom Duff is the perfect person to take ownership of the company. Tom is absolutely committed to continuing the long tradition of superior quality that is synonymous with the Hermann Schmidt name. In fact, Tom has been involved in stages of the production process of Hermann Schmidt tools since 1987. Few people know as much about Hermann Schmidt tools as Tom.
Pete Schmidt, former President, will continue to be very involved with the company. Pete has transitioned to the role of Operations Manager and will provide direct business consulting and continued engineering support.
Hermann Schmidt tools have been proudly made in the United States for 55 years. The business will remain in South Windsor, CT, where Duff Grinding Corp. has also been since 1994. There will be no interruption of production, service, support, or business operations. Our team of highly skilled machinists will be combined and additional workholding experts will be ready to serve you.
Our business address has changed to 26 Sea Pave Road, South Windsor, CT, 06074. Our phone numbers and website (hschmidt.com) remain unchanged. Please adjust your records as necessary.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to give us a call at 860-289-3347 or contact Tom or Pete directly through email.
Thomas D. Duff III