Company History

About the company founder, Orville C. Keller

Upon leaving the family farm in 1929, Orville C. Keller, at age 15, enrolled in the Henry Ford Trade School. He graduated in 1932, embarking on career at Ford Motor Company that would span 17 years.

In 1943, while still employed with Ford, Orville started O. Keller Tool Company with one machine in the family garage. After three years, Orville resigned from Ford Motor Company to devote his time to the fledgling company.

To this day O.Keller Tool Engineering Company is recognized as an industry leader in the Design and Build of Quality Precision Details, Work Holding Fixtures, Pallet Assemblies and Special Machines serving a variety of industries including Automotive, Aerospace and Military.

Mr. Keller attributes his success to his lifetime commitment to God and to following his life’s motto:

Only One Life Will Soon Be Past, Only What’s Done for Christ Will Last.
“For to me, to live is Christ” Philippians 1:21

Orville C. Keller
July 8, 1913 – June 1, 2000

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