About Adams Automatic Inc.
Started as a “side business” by James Adamitus in 1952
Capacity ranged from ¼” to 1-1/4” bar work
Services included bending, flaring, shaping and metal spinning
Important products included handrails, bed rails and vacuum parts
Future owner, Ed Bond, worked under James Adamitus
Jesse Bond owned Adams Automatic from 1967 to 1971
He also owned Exacto and Torex, in addition to Adams Automatic
All three companies thrived and were located close together on Main Street in Cleveland
New owner, same family:
In 1971, Ed Bond bought Adams Automatic from his father, Jesse Bond
Expanded into screw machine production with Brown and Sharp equipment
Focus remained on a high level of quality and quick delivery
Started conversion to CNC equipment in the 90’s and became a total CNC shop by 2001
Eric and Laura Dales purchase Adams Automatic:
Bought company from Edward and Adria Bond in 2012
Eric Dales started at Adams Automatic in 2000:
Machine trades graduate of Lorain County JVS
Became a Journeyman machinist through the Lorain County JVS apprenticeship program while at Adams during 2000 – 2004
Promoted to General Manager in 2006
Strategic equipment upgrade program maintained
Continuous improvement becomes a core value
Adams Automatic Inc., as a contract manufacturing partner, aims to exceed our customers’ expectations safely and ethically while constantly focusing on continuous improvement and efficiency.
Our Core Values
- Professional Development
- Ethical and Courteous Conduct
- Continuous Improvement
Code of Conduct
We are always professional, ethical, and courteous with our employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.
As a contract manufacturer of high-quality CNC machined parts, we have experience in a variety of materials such as; carbon steels, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, bronze, and a variety of plastics. The quality parts that we machine serve in multiple industries including; hydraulic valve, gas and oil, pneumatic valve, pneumatic tooling, electronics, heavy equipment, fasteners, and many more.
President & Co-Owner
Eric is an advanced manufacturing leader that places a priority upon team development and continuous improvement. He’s a native of Olmsted Falls and earned his journeyman CNC machining certificate through Lorain County JVS. He is passionate giving back to the manufacturing industry, about his wife, Laura, his two daughters, and all things mechanical.
Vice President & Co-Owner
Laura is a strategic sales and marketing professional who enjoys exceeding expectations. An Olmsted Falls native, Laura is an alumnus of Olmsted Falls High School (go Bulldogs!) She is also an alumnus of CSU with a major in marketing and minor in labor relations and earned her MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. She enjoys working with people and spends her free time with their two daughters, cheering at volleyball games, watching horseback riding or volunteering with Girl Scouts by leading two troops.