Made in Rockford, IL USA, Since 1963; we’re proud of that. 

Nick T. Hawley founded Arrow Engineering as a one-man design service.  While the world has gotten smaller, faster and more competitive, we’ve grown from one employee working in one room to over 30 employees occupying over 20,000 square feet.  Originally, our one product was design, now we’re a one source solution for custom workholding and other precision products.  Advancements in technology have changed the tools we use and the people that use them.  We’re more efficient.  In 1963 only large corporations used robotics, CAD and CNC.  It was decades away for the rest of us.  Things have changed since then but Arrow Engineering has always been a company committed to providing innovative and cost-effective solutions.

We specialize in custom hydraulic, pneumatic and manual workholding fixtures, inspection fixtures and contract CNC machining.  We work in any industry that produces metal chips:  healthcare, automotive, sporting goods, energy and agriculture just to name a few.  Our customers can be found at every tier of their supply chain, from OEM to job shop.  They machine aluminum and magnesium die-castings, aluminum and steel forgings, castings and bar stock.