Established in 1916, Crankshaft Machine Company is known for building high quality, rough end crankshaft and camshaft machine tools. Crankshaft’s equipment is used around the globe in automotive and various other machining industries. In 1983, Crankshaft Machine Company purchased the assets of Universal Vise and Tool which included Swisher Finishing Systems – a line of precision grinding equipment and Lindberg cylinders. In 1987, Crankshaft Machine Company was acquired by AVIS Industrial Corporation based in Upland, Indiana. The four business units that comprise the Crankshaft Machine Group Include Lindberg cylinder, Swisher Finishing Systems, US Broach Machine and US Broach tooling.