Our History

Our History

Our History

Organizational History


BIG 3 Precision began as a small machine shop in a rural area midway between Aviston and Albers, Illinois, in 1970.

BIG 3 Precision relocated to Centralia, Illinois, in 1973. Since then, the Company has grown from a five-man operation to one employing more than 150 people, and the plant’s work area now totals 200,000+ square feet.


BIG 3 acquires an IBM Tooling manufacturing plant in Millville, N.J.

With this plant, Big 3 doubled its manufacturing capabilities. The addition also provided new equipment that allowed Big 3 to expand into new areas of manufacturing, such as IBM Tooling.


BIG 3 Precision acquires R. J. Abramo Associates Inc.

BIG 3 Precision acquired R. J. Abramo Associates Inc., a global leader in Injection Blow Molding.


Big 3 Precision acquired Associated Toolmakers Ltd in Wrexham, U.K.

In June of 2019, Big 3 Precision acquired Associated Toolmakers Ltd in Wrexham, U.K. Associated Toolmakers specializes in the design and manufacture of plastic injection mold tools for a variety of different industries.


In August of 2019, The Eastern Company (NasdaqGM: EML) acquired Big 3 Precision. The company operates as an independent subsidiary of Eastern


Hallink Moulds Inc, incorporated became part of Big 3 Precision.

Hallink Moulds Inc, incorporated in May of 1988, and as of August 2020 became part of Big 3 Precision. Hallink's greatest strength is in our dedication to personalized service and our ability to consistently meet critical lead times The Hallink staff is motivated and driven to exceed customer expectations and will work tirelessly to provide whatever is required.

2022 & Beyond

With continued growth in domestic and global markets, the team is committed to providing tooling and equipment to this fast-paced industry with pricing and delivery conducive to the growth of each client's market and bottom line.

The history of BIG 3 is long and outstanding; with over 40 years in the fabrication and tooling business.

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