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History Of Carr Lane

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The idea that became the basis for Carr Lane Manufacturing came to Earl Walker in 1952 while he was working as a foreman in the Tooling Division at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co. (then Curtis-Wright Aircraft), where he saw an ever increasing need for standardized parts.
Mr. Walker and a few others began to manufacture parts in an old wooden garage in St. Louis. Making pins for McDonnell Douglas, they worked nights and weekends while day jobs provided funds for equipment. All of the original Carr Lane Manufacturing catalog product drawings were hand-drawn by Earl's wife, Myrtle E. Walker.
In 1953, their old welder started a fire, burning down the garage. The company relocated to larger quarters, and decades of growth began.
Myrtle Walker, Earl's wife and key to the company's early success, oversaw the building of an inventory of commonly used parts, and initiated a policy of 93% to 96% of orders received by 3 p.m. being shipped the same day. The policy is still in effect today
In the early 1960s, aircraft building and OEM manufacturing were rapidly expanding. Carr Lane Manufacturing positioned itself on the leading edge by committing to an in-stock inventory, a solid chain of distributors, and superior customer service. Over the years, the company added thousands of new products, as engineering innovations continued.
In 1996, Carr Lane received ISO 9001 certification, important since Carr Lane by then was exporting globally. The company has proudly maintained this coveted certification ever since.

Our Mission

To assure Y2K compliance, Carr Lane went online on May 24, 1999, with a new Oracle-integrated computer application system for order processing, inventory, and purchasing. The company catalog, then over 550 pages, became part of the worldwide web and available to many more customers than ever before.

Today, innovations continue at Carr Lane Manufacturing. Now managed by the Walker's daughter Nance Frost (CEO) and her son Colin Frost (COO), Carr Lane continues to bring the best in the manufacturing tooling industry to its customers. New product launches have brought customers improved quality and faster production methods for the parts they need. A new corporate website in 2015 today includes feature-rich Distributor Portal and Customer Portal enhancements. In addition, continued investments on the production floor, including new machinery as well as cobot assistance in the production process itself, ensure the company's ability to stay true to its customers' needs by focusing on the industry's future opportunities.

Our Vision

Watching every aspect of production has been a central part of Carr Lane's success. Earl and Myrtle Walker attributed a great deal of the company's success to a willingness to make changes as needed. "If you want to be successful, you have to be flexible," Mr. Walker once said. They also attributed much of their success to their vast distributor network. But most importantly, they both believed in and practiced their original corporate philosophy of striving to provide "Savings Through Standardized Parts."

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    How can I quickly locate a product in Carr Lane Manufacturing's online catalog?
    Carr Lane Manufacturing's online catalog allows you to locate a product in different ways. First, you can scale down by using the subcategories listed. Second, you can use the search feature that appears as a green button on the left side of your screen. The search can be used by either typing in the Carr Lane part number or the product name. The online catalog is also available in several languages. To change languages, choose the International Product Catalog link that appears on the right of your screen, no matter what page of our website you are on! You will then be able to choose from English (USA or International catalog versions), Spanish, French, Italian, or German.
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    What is the current version of the print catalog?
    On the spine is 2017. On the cover is "2017 USA Catalog" in bright yellow lettering. If you need the current version, email us your request.
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    How do I access and download CAD drawings?
    Over 18,000 CAD drawings are available on the Carr Lane Manufacturing website. CAD drawings can be downloaded from the website, from the button on the bottom left of the home page or you can gain access by finding the product in the online catalog and clicking on the part number for access to the 2D or 3D CAD drawing pertaining to the part.
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    What is the standard metric thread pitch?
    Unless stated, all METRIC threads used on Carr Lane Manufacturing products are coarse threads.
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    What are the default tolerances for Carr Lane Manufacturing parts?
    Click here to view those part tolerances.
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    What is the toggle clamp holding force?
    All holding capacity values are listed along with the part number in the Carr Lane catalog.
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    How do I find an equivalent item to a competitor's part number?
    Navigate to Pricing & Availability and enter the competitor part number for the Carr Lane Manufacturing equivalent.
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    What competitors' items are compared?
    We offer a variety of competitor products in our comparison database, which is updated continuously. Compare now
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    How can I find a Carr Lane Manufacturing distributor?
    Carr Lane Manufacturing has more than 200 distributors worldwide. Simply go to the Distributor Locator page and click on your location to find the Carr Lane Manufacturing distributor nearest you.
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    What about outside the U.S. and Canada?
    Carr Lane Manufacturing sells products all over the world. The Distributor Locator page will sort by country. If you live outside the one of our distributor areas, please email us and let us know. Carr Lane Manufacturing is also interested in carrying new distributors in other parts of the world.
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    Why should I buy from a distributor, when I could order direct?
    Carr Lane Manufacturing products are sold primarily by distributors located throughout North America and the world. Distributors provide you with a local presence to address your daily needs, have local inventory of your critical need items, and have people who can respond quickly to your needs in ways Carr Lane Manufacturing and its Regional Sales Managers cannot. See the Distributor Locator page for your nearest distributor!
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    How do I become a Carr Lane Manufacturing distributor?
    If you are interested in becoming a Carr Lane Manufacturing distributor, please contact our Executive Offices at 314.647.6200 or email us at cs@carrlane.com.
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    What is the "Distributor Sales Portal" section of the website?
    We have created a section of the website focused on distributor services. If you are currently a Carr Lane Manufacturing distributor and wish to have access to the Distributor Sales Portal, please contact our Customer Service Department at cs@carrlane.com. This section is accessible by password only.
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    How can I find out the Price and Availability of Carr Lane Manufacturing products?
    You can easily check the price and availability of Carr Lane Manufacturing parts. Simply find the product in the online catalog and click the part number to find pricing and availability of the product you need. If you only have a competitor's part number, you can use the Pricing & Availability to identify the Carr Lane Manufacturing part.
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    Are Price and Availability and Product Comparison pages available at all times?
    Yes, except during brief periods for database maintenance.
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    How may I obtain pricing and delivery information on special parts?
    Please contact our Estimating Department at 314.647.6200, email us at rfq@carrlane.com, or fax us at 314.647.5736 and we will be pleased to quote your special requirements. Your local distributor can also be of help.
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