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The Helm Tool Story

The Story of an American Dream!

1960s in Berlin: While studying engineering at night and working at a mold and die shop during the day, Helmut Mueller got his first glimpse of the American dream from an unlikely source: the Sears catalog. “I looked at the catalog and saw how much money you can earn and what you can buy,” Mueller explains. The catalog, its wares, and the promise of a high standard of living lured Mueller to the United States and the Greater Chicago Area where he once again found work in the tooling, mold, and die trade.

But being an employee was not enough for him, as he wanted to be his own boss and improve things he knew could be done better. Helmut Mueller founded the Helm Tool Company in September of 1977 and continues to serve as the company’s president and an expert for tooling, and mold making. Helmut had studied machine building and engineering in Germany prior to his immigration to the United States. This instilled the company’s approach to high-quality and innovative engineering in the designing of tools offering the best and the most economic solutions for customers. Helm Tool has grown to become one of the finest tool manufacturing companies in the Greater Chicago Area and has earned a national reputation of pioneering high speed machining and high-cavitation tools. Helm Tool has navigated through tough economic times and has been growing and getting more professional continuously.

In the future Helm Tool is going to keep the hard work up to stay on top of technological changes and keep its superior expertise and quality in many fields. The company is preparing today to make sure it will continue to thrive tomorrow! Learn more about our products & services, as well as our facility, watch our company video or browse through some of the newspaper articles about Helm Tool.

The key ingredients to our continuing success are: