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ABOUT US > History

1957
Robert L. Morrissey creates R.L. Morrissey & Associates, based in Cleveland, OH. R.L. Morrissey & Associates operates as a manufacturer's representative for standard fastener companies.

1967
R.L. Morrissey establishes a representation agreement with Anderton International of Bingley West Yorkshire, England. Anderton is a manufacturer of Retaining Rings and Belleville Disc Springs.

1976
American Ring & Tool Company is created. The company becomes the United States Master Stockist for the Anderton International line of Retaining Rings & Belleville Disc Springs. American Ring & Tool establishes their warehouse and offices in Highland Heights, Ohio.

1979
American Ring & Tool signs "Master Stockist Agreement" with Spirolox Retaining Ring, a Division of TRW INC. manufacturers of the"Spirolox" spiral-wound retaining ring.

1983
Jack Morrissey, Robert Morrissey Jr. and James Morrissey take ownership of R.L. Morrissey & Associates, Inc., parent company of American Ring & Tool Co.

1989
American Ring Manufacturing is founded by the Morrissey's and DH&S Inc. with offices and production located in Romulus, Michigan.

1990
American Ring acquires assets from Precision Ring Corp. consisting of ring coiling machines, heat-treat furnaces, wire drawing lines and residual tooling.

1995
Wrought Washer Mfg., Inc. establishes regional warehouse at American Ring & Tool.

1998
American Ring & Tool acquires Western Service & Supply of Santa Ana, California, a full line Retaining Ring distributor in the western United States servicing the aerospace
and commercial markets.

2004
American Ring acquires Meyer Retaining Ring of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. American Ring & Tool adds Manufacturing and Distribution software linking all operations.

2010
American Ring Manufacturing moves manufacturing operation from Romulus, MI to 45,000 square foot facility in Livonia, MI.

October 2014
American Ring. The next generation of Morrissey’s - Michael, Bob, and Bridget - lead an energized and experienced American Ring team into the future.