The History of Kager Industries
Our founder, Bob Kager immigrated to the United States in 1958. A master machinist, he found ready employment setting up and running Swiss automatic screw machines. In 1967, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, he started Kager Industries in his two-car garage. By providing his customers with quality custom made parts in a timely manner and at reasonable cost, the company quickly outgrew its space and moved to a leased facility in nearby Deer Park. With the entire family participating in running the day-to-day operations, the company continued to expand quickly. After relocating to a larger 2,500 square foot facility in Deer Park in 1969, Bob's son, Alfred (Al) graduated from high school and took on a more active role with the company, learning to set up the machinery, train employees and actively help manage the company's sales and growth.
In 1982, the company relocated to the hill country town of Fredericksburg in Texas. For the next two years, Bob and Al expanded the company into its own 9,000 square foot climate controlled facility. They hired a team of outstanding employees and cross-trained them, to be able to provide their customers with the impeccable service and some of the shortest lead times in the industry. Currently we occupy over 20,000 square feet with our employees average years of service exceeding 10 years. Our emphasis on customer service, high quality, innovative manufacturing techniques and excellent pricing continues to make us a leader in our industry. We have continually upgraded our equipment to all CNC Cincom Citizens Swiss automatic lathes and other CNC machining centers. Our commitment to quality and service has resulted in developing long-term relationships with our many customers through the years.
In 1985, Russell Burnett began working for the company as a high school intern. After graduating from San Angelo State University with a major in computer science, he entered into a joint venture with Al Kager called American Campro. This company specializes in the production of cams for Swiss automatic screw machines, serving over 150 Swiss screw machine companies nationwide. American Campro also complements Kager Industries with a series of Escomatic screw machines capable of running all types of connectors and pins or any small parts in high volume. With in-house cam making ability, we have the fastest turnaround on any Escomatic jobs. American Campro continues to offer dependable quality and quick turnaround for our customers.
Bob Kager retired in 1992, but is still active in a consulting and advisory capacity.
Robert Kager (Al's son) Graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2004 and is now a partner in Kager Industries.
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