B&P Machine Company has a long and pioneering history that has focused on high quality and precision machining for almost five decades. Founded by Maryann Teel in Essex, Mass., the only female in the industry at the time, the company was formed to service the shoe making industry, supplying replacement parts to the united shoe machine along with the American shoe machine.
Maryann ran the operation up until her retirement in 2000, when ownership was transferred to her daughter, Shelly, who eventually moved the business to Maine.
Since then, B&P has remained an industry leader and has continued to leverage new innovations in the stamping industry. Today you’ll find the facility operating many different designs for the tool and die industry as well as the stamping industry.
In 1983 he purchased Crystal Engineering, a small carbide tooling shop that he transformed into a successful high-speed, high-volume stamping house. In 1989 he established a production wire EDM department that greatly diversified Crystal’s product line.
Through the years his company’s offering expanded to include product development, R&D, and design engineering along with machining, and tool and die designing and building. Most recently Dick has focused his work on developing and researching the technologies behind the Shed-It™, Flex Grip™ and The Facilitator™ machine systems.
Today, his experience and innovations are the core of B&P and Custom Engineered Creations, (CEC) and its main product line.
The mind behind the machine: Dick Greenleaf
One of the innovative talents behind B&P is Dick Greenleaf Jr., who has spent years inventing machines and systems for the tooling and metal forming industry.