Laystrom’s specialties include prototype production in as little as 2-3 days and rapid development of cost effective and consistently manufactured sheet metal parts and assemblies.

We provide cost effective support of on-going production requirements that supports your JIT needs as prototype development ramps up to production builds, and have the ability to scale up to high volume fabrication to facilitate productivity improvements when appropriate.

6000W Fiber Laser with “Lights Out” FMS System

Two 4000 CO2 Lasers with “Lights Out” FMS System

Precision Press Brakes

Collaborative Robotics

Complex and Cost Effective Assemblies

SolidWorks, CAD & NC programming, and Dynamic Nesting

About Laystrom Manufacturing

Laystrom Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1951, but our roots trace back to a small machine shop and hardware store founded in the early 1920’s. In those early years, members of the Laystrom family owned and managed Quality Hardware. Quality Hardware performed machining, tool and die building, and metal stamping services for the vibrant Chicago OEM manufacturers.

During World War II, Quality Hardware was involved in major defense programs, including assembly of M-1 Carbines and mass production of stamping dies for machine gun ammo belts.

Since the late 1990’s, the company’s 3rd generation leadership team has been in place. During this period, Laystrom acquired 2 companies – metal stamper Grant Industries (2003) and Nitram Metal Fabricators (2006). These acquisitions provide the company with expanded capability to quickly respond to customer needs and meet the growing demand for high mix/ low volume precision metal fabricated or stamped parts and assemblies. After 60 years, we still do work for some of the same original customers from the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Since 1951, we have gone through many changes. Our customer base is no longer focused in the Chicago, or even the Midwestern US region. We serve national and international markets. Our process orientation has shifted completely away from production machining and stamping, and fully to towards world class metal fabrication and assembly. Previously our orientation was to use ‘hard tooling’ approaches to producing metal formed parts, but now we pride ourselves on our ability to use the most appropriate technology (including laser cutting, precision forming, collaborative robots) in our production process.

Some things do not change – our focus continues to be to provide excellent service, competitive pricing, and quality products to our OEM customers.

Only the Best


Continuous Improvement

Getting better every day is the lifeblood of any great company and we have doing it since 1951. We continuously strive to get better, day after day, year after year.


Dedicated Staff

We have a long tenured, season team of hard working metal fabircation experts who know how to get the job done.

Years Established

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The answers to many common questions can be found in our FAQ Library. Click below for all FAQs and the ability to search for your specific questions.

Who is Laystrom Manufacturing Co.?

Laystrom Manufacturing was founded in 1951 by members of the Laystrom family to produce custom component parts and assemblies for OEM equipment manufacturers nationally and internationally. The company is owned and managed primarily by 3rd generation family members who work actively in the business daily. The company operates a 65,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Chicago.

How do I request a quote from Laystrom?

Email inside.sales@laystrom.com. They will need the part number, part revision, and expected order quantities as well as any information that has changed since our last quote or order.   Review of pricing and leadtimes for previously produced parts can take as little as a few hours to as much as a few days.   

For items previously not quoted or produced by Laystrom, please contact your sales representative, or contact us directly

Email sales@laystrom.com. In your email, please indicate part number, part revision, expected order quantities and need dates as well as EAU information, the date the quote is needed, and anything else which will help us address your request appropriately. Include all engineering information such as PDF files, CAD models, specifications, and if tooling is available for transfer to us. Providing a quote for a part that is new to Laystrom can take as little as a day to as much as a few weeks.

What is your standard leadtime?

It is difficult to provide a “Standard leadtime” without specific details regarding the particular part, the raw material type, the number and type of processes required to make the part, and subcontracted operations such as plating or painting. For some prototype applications we provide expedited service and ship within 72 hours of receipt of the quote request. Some items may require 12 weeks to produce because of issues such as complex manufacturing processes, lead-times for special raw materials, or time to produce tooling or to complete part approval processes. We will identify a part’s leadtime on our quote.

Contact Us


(773) 342-4800