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Oberg Timeline



Follow us through over 50 years of excellence and passion for precision manufacturing.

1948

  • Oberg Manufacturing Company is established by Donald E. Oberg in Tarentum, PA with just 12 employees.
  • Oberg pioneers the use of tungsten carbide in the stamping die industry.

1950's

  • Donald Oberg purchases 7.5 acres of land close to Freeport, PA, relocates the business and begins to grow and expand.
  • Starts an Apprentice Training Program to guarantee future generations of highly skilled craftsmen.

1960's

  • Forms new business units to focus on machining and grinding specific size ranges of round tungsten carbide and steel components.
  • Recognized throughout the world as the leader in designing and manufacturing precision stamping dies capable of stamping millions of parts before sharpening is required.
  • Becomes known as a major supplier of container tooling used in the manufacture of food and beverage cans.

1970's

  • Introduced CAD into engineering department.
  • Purchases one of the first wire EDM machines used in North America.

1980's

  • Opens a facility in Arizona to do metal stamping and later, reel-to-reel plating.
  • Begins designing and manufacturing electronic die monitoring equipment to measure product quality and monitor stamping press production processes.
  • Changes name from Oberg Manufacturing to Oberg Industries to compliment the broad range of integrated businesses and capabilities that form the corporation.

1990's

  • Establishes a second stamping facility in Sarver, Pennsylvania.
  • New corporate headquarters adds 25,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space.
  • Offers automated assembly services and provides assembled or sub-assembled components from design through production.
  • Forms Oberg Technology to handle prototyping, R&D, automation and assembly work.
  • Receives ISO 9001, ISO 9002 & QS 9000 certifications.

2000's

  • Forms wholly-owned subsidiary, Oberg Medical Products, (later merge into Oberg Industries) to handle demands from the growing medical market
  • Establishes new production facility in Costa Rica to assist with global manufacturing competition.
  • Receives ISO/TS 16949 certification.
  • Becomes a Strategic Alliance Partner of National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining.
  • Uses wire EDM area as a beta test site for major machine tool OEM to advance wire EDM technology
  • Expands Sarver stamping facility to over 100,000 sq. ft. to handle the increased demands of our production stamping business.
  • Acquires multi-axis machining and turning centers to manufacture orthopedic instruments and implants and to increase business in other growth markets.