Who are we?

The Shim Shack division of Stock Mfg. & Design specializes in producing custom metal shims, brackets, mounting plates, spacers, gaskets, test coupons, etc. We pride ourselves on servicing our customers with a custom product and a quick turnaround. We are located in Harrison, OH – just a few miles west of Cincinnati – but we service customers all over the world. There are an endless number of applications for the parts we make and there is no job too big or too small for us.

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The Story of Stock Mfg. & The Shim Shack

In the mid-50’s, Marv Stock owned and operated a metal fabrication company, Melben Products.  In 1961, after 6 years in business, Marv sold his business to Bob Kluener, owner of Campbell Hausfeld.  Melben Products became a division of Campbell Hausfeld.

In 1974, Campbell Hausfeld signed a contract with Sears Roebuck to sell its Melben Air Compressors in all Sears Roebuck stores.  To fulfill the large demand, Melben Products decided to exit the job shop fabrication business and solely produce air compressor products.  Naturally, their customers began looking for a supplier to replace what Melben had previously fabricated for them.  In June of 1974, Stock Manufacturing was born to fill that void.

Marv’s sons, Larry and Dennis Stock, saw a window of opportunity to start their own metal fabrication business.  They began their business journey with the hopes of providing a good livelihood for their families and their employees.  They worked out of a two-car garage in Western Hills, Ohio, but it wasn’t long before they needed more production space.  The first five years, the building years, required long hours of work and every penny of investment. They enjoyed those times – they were fun, and work did not seem like work. The school days and summers they spent working in the fabrication field at Melben had helped them learn the metal fab business.

From the very beginning, the company was built upon the talents of the employees. Larry and Dennis learned very quickly that the employee is the most important asset in any business. They were also committed to staying abreast and up to date with technological advancements in the industry. That, of course, meant capital investment. The Small Business Administration (SBA) was instrumental in providing credit to secure loans.

Larry upheld the sales, estimation, and accounting end of the business, while Dennis took care of the engineering needs of the business.  They shared in the production efforts until 1981, when their brother Tony joined the business to take over that role.  Over the years, the 3 brothers progressively grew and expanded the business.

Today Stock Mfg. is owned and operated by the 2nd generation of Stock family members.  Stock Mfg. has four locations around the greater Cincinnati area and has 5 business units and approximately 170 employees.

Stock Mfg. History Timeline

  • June 1974 – Stock Mfg. starts (contract job shop fabrication) out of two car garage in Western Hills (a suburb of Cincinnati, OH)
  • 1976 – Stock Mfg. builds new shop in Cleves, OH
  • 1990 – QMP Corporation (QMP – dust collector/clean air products) a new division is added to Stock Mfg.
  • 1994 – Stock Mfg. (contract job shop fabrication) expansion and addition to building in Cleves, OH
  • 1999 – Premier Coatings, Ltd. (PCL – powder coat paint shop) opens powder coat paint shop in 22,000 sq. ft. building in Fairfield, OH
  • 2006The Shim Shack (custom metal shims) a new division is added to Stock Mfg.
  • 2014 – QMP Corporation (industrial dust collector/clean air products) moves to a new 12,000 sq. ft. building in Harrison, OH
  • 2016 – Stock MHS (material handling systems) a new division is added to Stock Mfg.
  • 2017 – Stock Mfg. West Chester (local job shop fabrication) moves to purchased 49,000 sq. ft. building in West Chester, OH
  • 2020 – Stock Mfg. hires President, Dave Fulton to lead daily business operations into the future

We Offer A Full Range of Services

The Shim Shack is a subsidiary of Stock Mfg. & Design Co., Inc.  At Stock Mfg. & Design Co., Inc. we offer a wide variety of fabrication services including:

Laser Cutting

CNC Forming

Powder Coat Painting

CNC Punching

Mig Welding

Tig Welding

Robotic Welding

Spot Welding