Larry Cuddeback started working at Rochester Products in the 1960’s and worked as a tool maker through the 1970's. By 1977 Larry started CMI in his basement part-time while he continued to work at Rochester Products. In 1979 CMI was moved into a separate building in Spencerport and became a full-time tool making shop. In 1981, we purchased some land in Hilton and built what is now our current location. CMI continued to grow through the 1980’s and Larry's son, Paul, was hired in 1986. In 1989, Rochester Products sold it’s entire Wire Form department to CMI as we became responsible for approximately 60 different parts for Rochester Products.
By 1990 CMI had grown from running part-time in a basement to developing products that are still in production today. A large part of the growth was due to most operations being done in house. From machining to heat treatment to assembly, CMI is able to get the best results without outsourcing most of the work. Over the years, we have helped design wire forms and assemblies for local Rochester companies like Key Systems and Monroe Fluid Technology. Still in production, these products are the cornerstone of our business.
While CMI still does wire form fabrication, we have complimented our four slide equipment with screw machines, EDM machines, CNC machines and more. This has allowed us to do work for companies such as Bausch & Lomb, Edelbrock, Magneti Marelli and Harley Davidson.
With Larry recently retired, CMI continues to run as a family owned shop with a third generation working for CMI, the next generation being Paul’s sons. We still work with companies both locally and Worldwide. We also have a catalogue of our own products that we have continued to develop over the years. Whether we have worked with a local small business or a Fortune 500 company, CMI has maintained our family values since the beginning.