Master Jig Grinding & Gage Company was founded in 1962 by Rudy Vidergar. Mr. Vidergar graduated from Ford Trade School in 1936. During W.W.II, he was awarded a metal of commendation for building a master gyro gage for the B-17 bomb sight by reverse engineering. This critical device was built from the only such device known to be in existence in Europe at that time.

Upon his return to the United States, Mr. Vidergar worked for several manufacturing companies as a precision gage builder and machinist. In 1951, he started Base Tool & Gage Company, a successful design and build gage shop in the Detroit area with customers world wide. In 1962, he founded Master Jig Grinding & Boring Company, a service company for outsource jig grinding and jig boring. Because of customer demand in the 70's and 80's "MJG & B Co. began to build gages and in 1991 the name of the company changed to Master Jig Grinding & Gage Company. Later that year, Mr. Vidergar retired and the full responsibilities for day to day management and operations was awarded to his son Lyle Vidergar, than president.

Mr. Vidergar's penchant for only the highest of standards, quality craftsmanship and relentless attention to customer service were the cornerstones on which the business was was founded and the principles which still guide it's management and operations today. A testament to this ongoing commitment has been the company's ability to maintain many of their original customers, some dating back over 44 years.

Facing the next generation, in a fiercely competitive industry in a fast changing world, we realize more than ever before, the importance of quality, craftsmanship and attention to customer needs and service. These are the strengths that will successfully carry us into the next century.

We welcome the opportunity to put our resources to work for you. If you have or are considering a precision gage, fixture, or specialty jig grinding application, let us demonstrate how our experience and know how can make a positive difference in your company's applications and products. After all, shared successes are the most rewarding.

Lyle Vidergar
President, CEO
Master Jig Grinding & Gage Co.