Starrett was founded in 1880 in Athol, Massachusetts, where the corporate headquarters and largest manufacturing plant still exists today.

Synonymous with American Made

In 1880, Laroy Sunderland Starrett invented and made the world’s first combination square in Athol, Massachusetts U.S.A. For over one hundred and forty years, thousands of employees and millions of precision tools, gages and saw blades later, The L.S. Starrett Company continues to manufacture tools not only at its Athol, MA headquarters, but also in facilities across the U.S.A. and around the world. Starrett today proudly carries on its skilled tradition of precision, quality and innovation throughout America.

Doug Starrett - President and CEO of the LS Starrett Company



Committed to American Made

To Starrett customers, personnel, stockholders and our communities; spanning most of our storied history of more than 140 years, Starrett has been and still is, a global company. But the hallmark of Starrett quality and innovation is rooted in America. And so it is today, where the lion’s share of Starrett tools are manufactured. True to our tradition, we are committed to skilled, dedicated American workers and making tools in the United States of America.

President and CEO


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April 19, 2023

Captivating Podcast on Manufacturing in the U.S.A. Features Starrett

Starrett has been featured in a "Made in America" podcast series by Modern Machine Shop magazine.


Starrett was founded in Athol, Massachusetts in 1880, where corporate headquarters still remains. Today, we have 5 locations across the United States where we manufacture a variety of American-made products. The Starrett  Made In America brochure will take you on a tour of US operations, and provide insight on the breath and scope of US-based Starrett products and services. 

The printed brochure includes a tear-out poster for your workstation. It is available free of charge on the Starrett Literature Website. Click here to set up a free account and explore all Starrett literature.

The digital version can be downloaded by clicking here.

Modern Machine Shop Podcast Featuring Starrett


Modern Machine Shop is publishing a podcast series called "MADE IN THE USA". The editors visited Starrett, toured the plant and interviewed  Doug Starrett among other staff member to create a Starrett chapter. Listen to it here, or visit Modern Machine Shop to enjoy the entire series!