History

Teale Machine Company is one of the most experienced automatic and CNC turning shops in the US, having been founded in 1943 by two brother in-laws Henry Gaudriot and Henry Teale. Teale was the first Davenport equipped Job shop in Rochester NY, the home of the Davenport Machine.

In 1951 a building was designed to allow for the most efficient means of producing Socket Screws, with automatic oil filtration, chip handling, and process flow capabilities. The two partners were way ahead of their time in laying out a facility to produce the most economical products possible.

10 years after the two relatives had passed; the company was purchased by Ronald LaRock and William Cowgill in April of 1987.  Ron and Bill made a team that was second to none.  At the same time, Ron’s children, Michael and Aimee joined the company.

Ron’s experience in machining included everything from set up to engineering and design of tooling. His background of experience included Browne and Sharp, Acme, Davenport, Kingsbury, and a host of other machining and assembly apparatuses.  

Michael, having some machining experience prior, started in shipping  and went through all the stages to fill in for Ron upon his departure, Aimee continued her education in Business Management with a minor in Accounting to set the roots for a successful family owned business transition.

In 1988, to progress and stay a leader in the field, Teale purchased 2 Miyano CNC lathes to compliment the higher production Davenports, which allowed them to enter the field of prototyping and add capabilities of tighter tolerances.  

In 1994 Bill retired and his ownership was divided between Michael and Aimee.

In 1995 Teale purchased 2 Royal Master TG-4 Machines and shortly after an in-feed unit was purchased.  This expanded the center less grinding capabilities at Teale.  We soon after purchased 2 new index abc speedline machines. Among the most advanced and fastest machines on the market.  

In 1999, Teale was selected as 1 of 10 members in a Round Table Grouping for Davenport Machine and was the show house for the new Servo Driven Davenport. This was soon followed by Teale achieving our own Patent for Servo drive improvements that put Teale in the driver’s seat for years to come. This experience also led to adding servo driven attachments to these already very flexible machines.

After 10 years of refining and adding capacity to our present equipment, Teale invested in larger machinery for the automatics. With the purchase of a 6 spindle Wickman, the market for larger more complex parts was entered. Shortly thereafter, Teale purchased two more, bringing the size parameters up to 1 ¾ rd. During this time we also invested in secondary machines such as the Brother dual pallet machining centers and Kingsbury rotary table.

in 2012 an automated mechanical assembly of a 3 piece part was designed and built by Teale.  2 machined parts and a purchased stamping are pressed together in a rotary table station and inspected 100% for several characteristics. 

In 2015 and after serving our industry for almost 60 years Ron decided to retire.  Michael and Aimee purchased his shares of the company and are continuing to expand and adapt to present market conditions.  One major goal is to continue to increase value added services. 

Changes made in 2015 and 2016 include the purchase of 2 more cnc lathes and an additional 1.750 capacity Wickman.  During Novemeber of 2016 our company is in the process of building a rotary table brazing machine.  Teale future capabilities will now include brazing copper and brass components for the medical industry.  At this time ultrasonic cleaning was added to ensure CGA requirements.

With the growth and change Teale has found that a much more complex operating system would be required and has undergone the installation of the Epicore system.  All processes and documentation of records will be maintained within one system.  

From 2018 to 2020, Teale has continued to invest in our operations with the additions of 2 new 5 axis cnc lathes, with bar capacity to 2 inch round now.  We have also purchased a Keyence IM6000 Vision inspection machine.

Our assembly department has expanded to 2 brazing and 3 mechanical press machines as Teale continues to pursue more value added products.    

Update for 2020, given the recent issues of manufacturing within CDC guidelines due to the global pandemic of the corona virus, Teale was able to maintain 80% of our staff as we heavily produced parts for ventilation as well as air distribution systems for hospitals.  We see us back to 95% for June and will operate per schedules that are required by our customers. 

Our Team has also been updating the infrastructure of our building, retrofitting all manufacturing areas to LED lighting and replacing all outdated windows in 2019.  For 2020 we will under some major roofing repairs as well as a new boiler heating systems.  We are dedicated to preserving energy costs as opportunities exist.