Industry Today Volume 22 Issue 1

two buildings totaling 67,000 square feet in West Babylon N.Y.and employs 220. It is ISO 9001-2015 certified and working towards ISO 13485 certification. The company’s core competencies are in tool and die making and metal stamping. Check-Mate Industries provides tool and die design and fabrication, progressive dies, sec- ondary dies, fine blanking, long and short run stamping, prototyping, CNC Machining, wire and conventional EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining), heat treating, finishing, deburr- ing, assembly and packaging. It serves a range of industries, including firearms and medical components, as well as automotive, aerospace, electrical, sporting goods, furniture, cosmetics, construction, power and lawn tools. According to Joseph DeBello, president and COO, “We looked at a number of potential locations and finally decided on Thomasville, Ga. for a number of reasons. Several large com- panies in our industry are already located in Georgia or have recently announced moves to the state or surrounding area, making it a stra- tegic location for us. Beyond this, Thomasville itself is a progressive town. We felt impressed by Pictured previous spread: Check-Mate designed and manufactured progressive die being setup; above: The NY facilities largest in-house press, an Aida 330 ton servo press. 108 INDUSTRY TODAY PROFILE | CHECK-MATE