Star Cutter Company was founded in 1927 by Howard B. Lawton and Frank Burgess. The company was started in a leased portion of a building on Epworth Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. During this first year of operation Star Cutter Company employed ten employees. The main customers in 1927 were Chrysler and Chevrolet Gear and Axle.
Star Cutter Company has developed into a world leader in the cutting tool industry with over 500 employees working in six manufacturing facilities within five manufacturing divisions. Each manufacturing facility specializes in producing a specific type of product or service: solid carbide cutting tools, carbide blanks and preforms, gundrills, gear cutting tools, and 5-axis CNC tool and cutter grinding machines.
Headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, the Star Cutter Company partners with Star SU LLC for marketing, sales, and service of its products in North America, South America, Europe and the Far East.