Our company was founded in 1939 by William F. Marcell and Fred Baumer. To this day, we remain owned and operated by the Marcell family and grounded in our roots. We are privately held with very active ownership, and operate out of three facilities in Berea, Ohio, Foshan, China, and Samut Prakan, Thailand.
As a multinational manufacturing company, it has been, and always will be, our mission to provide uncompromising quality and service – part after part, order after order. We produce a wide range of custom-designed parts to exact customer specifications, using technically advanced equipment and processes. This flexible, in-house capability allows us to deliver finished parts in any quantity you need – always keeping precision, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness top of mind.
Our promise to you is this – your success is our success. And we’ll do whatever it takes to achieve it.
Standby Screw’s History
William F. Marcell and Fred Baumer found B & M Machine on Berea Road in Cleveland with a $1,000 investment and two single spindle screw machines. They open a 5,000 square foot facility.
The company changes the name to Standby Screw Machine Products Co. and moves to 6111 Barberton Avenue in Cleveland. Standby expands to two buildings totaling 50,000 square feet. It occupies one building (including indoor parking) and rents the second building. The main product is bomb fuses for the US government.
Fred Baumer passes away and William Marcell purchases 100% of the company for $50,000.
Frederick W. Marcell becomes President at age 27. Frederick is currently CEO.
Standby moves into a 31,000 square foot building on West 164th Street off of Brookpark Road.
Standby constructs a brand new 60,000 square foot facility on 4.5 acres at 1122 West Bagley Road in Berea.
Standby expands its new building in Berea to 90,000 square feet.
Standby opens an additional manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China to export parts back to Berea, Ohio and to tap into the Chinese market.
Standby expands the China operation into a brand new 90,000 square foot facility.
William F. Marcell II is named COO of Standby.
Jay Jay Koi promoted to Vice President.
Standby opens a third manufacturing facility in Samut Prakan, Thailand.
Standby has 200,000 square feet of manufacturing globally. Standby employs 300 people across three facilities. Standby has outgrown its “screw machine” name over the years, as we offer services way beyond the traditional screw machine products. Standby has numerous capabilities including Swiss turning, CNC lathes, CNC machining centers, spline and thread rolling, hobbing, and center and centerless grinding.