Don Mountz

The First Employees at Mountz Inc.

As we made it through the first year the strain on my wife was becoming apparent as we tried to run a business out of our home. We decided to rent a small portion of an industrial building at 1080 North 11th Street in San Jose. The rent was $75.00 a month, and we occupied…

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Mountz 50th Anniversary

Innovative Manufacturing Milestones in the Past 50 Years

The world of manufacturing has evolved rapidly in the last 50 years. Innovation and technological advances have transformed our world at a fast pace. As new technology develops, old technology quickly fades away. The “must have” consumer products of today soon becomes a relic of yesterday. Mountz was founded by Donald Mountz in 1965, a native…

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How Did Mountz, Inc. Come to Be?

Not unlike most company success stories Mountz, Inc. was formed out of an ideology to be different by an originator. Fifty years ago this month founder, Don Mountz, started Mountz, Inc. after returning from a multi-year international assignment with Cleco Tools, now known as Apex Tool Group (ATG) currently owned by Bain Capital. Don began…

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Metal Handle Click Wrenches

Metal Handle Click Wrenches for Industrial Fastening Applications

Mountz introduces two new style of click wrenches to its torque wrench product offering. The new EPT Series is an adjustable click wrench and the IPT Series is a preset click wrench. Engineered to accurately provide proper torque control, these wrenches are built with high quality materials, which reduces the frequency for maintenance and repairs…

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Mountz Torque Tools

Mountz, Inc. Celebrating 50 Years in Business

January marks the 50th year for Mountz and a golden anniversary. To be in business 50 years is no small feat. A study in Bloomberg Business Week magazine claims that one – third of all Fortune 500 companies active in 1970 had vanished by 1983. In the fast paced world of Silicon Valley, flush with…

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Preset Torque Screwdrivers

Tips for Selecting a Preset Torque Screwdriver

What is quality? In manufacturing, a measure of excellence or a state of being free from defects, deficiencies and significant variations. It is brought about by strict and consistent commitment to certain standards that achieve uniformity of a product in order to satisfy specific customer or user requirements (http://www.businessdictionary.com). Quality needs consistency. Quality provides a…

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Metric Bolts

Selecting Metric Bolts

Bolt head style, drive style, material, size, and grade are all important elements for selecting the correct metric bolt for your fastening application. Do your eyes glaze over at all the metric bolt choices? We know it can be kind of overwhelming and confusing, especially if you’re not used to ordering metric parts. Let’s look…

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