A Growing Family Business
More than two decades ago, Anthony “Tony” J. Drgon Sr. made a life-altering decision to leave his secure job as a machinist to start his own custom grinding and machining company. From the basement of his family home, he began his business with a new Cincinnati grinder and a pair of used grinders. In addition to his expertise and industry knowledge, Tony possessed a keen understanding of what it would take to make his company successful: superior service and quality products backed by the full faith of his craftsmanship. With this commitment to customer satisfaction as the cornerstone of his business, Tony Drgon etched his mark as a dependable, high-quality source for end mill resharpening and milling cutters used in light and heavy manufacturing industries. He enlisted his family to share in the hard work as well as the rewards of steadily growing his business over the years. Today, with its second generation at the helm, A. J. Drgon Associates, Inc. has expanded from its core business of cutter regrinding to include custom tooling and small part manufacturing. The firm operates a production facility in McKees Rocks, Pa., where it employs a knowledgeable and courteous staff, including 10 skilled tradesmen representing more than 150 years of experience.