Fives Giddings & Lewis Celebrates 160 Years

Celebrate the 160th Anniversary of Giddings & Lewis Machine Tools

 

What started back in 1859 as a lumber equipment job shop has grown and evolved with the demands of the markets, touching several industries along the way. Fives Giddings & Lewis still stands today in the same location as in 1859, at the corner of Doty and Rees Street. In 1902 we began producing machine tools, starting with engine lathes and boring mills. During WWI and WWII a large portion of the business was in government work as our nation’s defense department and military took first priority. In 1955 the first commercially available CNC was created in partnership with MIT.

 

Join us for our 160th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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CONTEST INFO

We're looking for the oldest Giddings & Lewis machine still in operation. Think yours is the oldest? Submit a photo and video of it in operation to kimberly.prophett(at)fivesgroup.com to enter!

We also want to see who has the machine that is furthest away from our facility in Fond du Lac, WI! Submit a photo and video of it in operation to kimberly.prophett(at)fivesgroup.com to enter!

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