In 1942, with just 5 employees, Arnold Stock started Stock's Machine Company. On October 1, 1947, Stock's Machine Company incorporated as A. H. Stock Manufacturing Corp. Little did Arnold realize when he first started making aircraft parts for the Navy in 1943 the many changes that would take place over the years -- from having a watch tower for spotting planes during the Korean War to housing the Newton Fire Department from 1947 to 1963. Most of the original equipment for the fire department was manufactured here and, in 1957, when a new fire truck was necessary A. H. Stock Manufacturing met that need. Because of that association with the fire department, the company remains very involved with fire apparatus and equipment today and still has the capacity to empty a 3,500 gallon tanker filled with water in less than 1 minute.
We at A. H. Stock are proud of our many accomplishments over the past 56 years, of the quality products we have produced and the many fine employees who have given us their support. This support has allowed us to continue to grow, to meet changing demands and to explore new areas of interest.