by David C. Willens, Ph.D., Kinefac Corporation
On January 16, 2022, Kinefac Corporation celebrated 60 years of supplying high-quality machines, dies and metal forming systems to the thread rolling and fastener making industries. The family-owned company was founded in 1962 by Howard A. Greis (1925-2011), a WWII Navy Ensign and engineering graduate of Brown and Harvard Universities, with the vision of advancing cylindrical die rolling technology and machinery.
For 60 years, the Worcester, MA, USA-based company has carried on this vision with worldwide recognition and continues to do so under second-generation family leadership. An eager new generation of employees combined with long-tenure employees, some of whom have been a part of the Kinefac team for well over 50 years, strive to continue the company legacy and vision.