1918 - Founded

In January of 1918, John Alexander MacDonald J.A.M., resigned from Canadian Fairbanks Morse in Toronto, a Cutting Tool distribution company and founded J.A.M. Taylor Tool Company in Toronto. J.A.M. began distributing, manufacturing, and selling cutting tools as an agent for British and American Tool Companies.

1922 - Charter was Issued

Taylor Tool Corporate seal was made

1940 - Began Manufacturing

J.A.M. began manufacturing tools and moved the company to Preston Ontario where they purchased a small company from the estate of William Preston on Myrtle Avenue. Business grew due to the war effort, and the growing Canadian Industrial market. Second generation family members joined the business signaling the need for expansion. Limits to electric power forced another move to allow for additional growth.

1941 - Purchase of Galt Factory

J.A.M. bought a larger factory in Galt Ontario to facilitate growth for Taylor Tool Co.

1942 - Telegram Received

Telegram received on December 29th thanking J.A.M. Taylor Tool for quality products and high levels of service provided during the Second World War.

1964 - Third-Generation

John Alexander MacDonald, third generation, took over operations. J.A.M. Taylor Tool began manufacturing in Popular Metric sizes. Taylor Tool was a pioneer in the soft conversion process from Imperial to Metric. The company added Metric to the range of sizes available from Imperial, Pipe, Locknut, Acme and special and standard sizes for reamers. The Right and Left Hand Taps market continued to grow as well contributing to another addition to their manufacturing facility.

1966 - Additions

April 1, 1966 – Purchased Lot 8, Plan 908, Cambridge, Ontario J.A.M Taylor Tool builds a new facility to accommodate growth.

1980 - Began Manufacturing Dies



1981 - Building Addition

A building addition was added to the original plant to facilitate growing demand for manufacturing of round and hexagon threading dies.

Quality manufacturing of Tap, Reamer and die capabilities continue to grow as the plant floor continues to modernize with continued investment in the acquisition of modern equipment to the plant floor.

In conjunction with Arnos Tap

1986 - Move of Head Office

Moved Head Office from 831 Kipling Avenue, Toronto

1995 - Expansion

Added an addition to accommodate new capacities

1996 - Began manufacturing Hex Drive Tool

In collaboration with our automotive clients Taylor Tool developed special HEX Drive Taps for specific automotive needs.

2013 - Began Manufacturing High Performance Taps

J.A.M. Taylor Tool began marketing High Performance Taps for production manufacturing.

Taylor Tool also began to manufacture Specialized High Performance Tools in a quick turnaround process.

2018 - 100 Years

Taylor Tool celebrates 100 years of Excellence

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