Harvey Performance Company History

  • Jan 1985

    Harvey Tool Company Founded

    Harvey Tool Company is founded by John Harvey, who sought an opportunity to bring niche products to an untapped cutting tool market.

  • Oct 1990

    First Harvey Tool Company Catalog

    Harvey Tool’s 1st catalog, an 8-page pamphlet featuring 64 ready-to-ship tools, is released.

    Oct 1990

  • Mar 2001

    Helical Solutions Founded

    Helical Solutions is founded by Dave McCulloch with 3 employees. Operations begin in a 5,000 square foot facility in Saco, Maine.

  • Jan 2002

    Harvey Tool Partners With Distributors

    Harvey Tool Company makes a strategic decision to eliminate selling direct to end-user accounts and focuses resources on building deeper relationships with distributor partners across the US & Canada. Authorized Harvey Tool Distributors provide stronger end-user onsite support and are utilized as an extension to the Harvey Tool Sales Team.

    Jan 2002

  • Jan 2003

    Helical Expands To New Facility

    Helical Solutions triples their number of employees and outgrows their facility after only 2 years. They relocate to an 11,000 square foot location in Gorham, Maine, and begin manufacturing high performance carbide end mills.

  • Mar 2007

    Helical Releases 1st Catalog

    Helical introduces its first catalog featuring a full-line of stocked tooling.

    Mar 2007

  • Jul 2007

    Peter Jenkins Purchases Harvey Tool

    Peter Jenkins, a manufacturing consulting expert and financial leader, purchases Harvey Tool Company after serving as President for three years.

  • Jun 2008

    Helical Solutions Becomes 1st Safe-Lock™ Licensee

    Haimer SafeLock Helical Solutions

    Helical Solutions becomes the first Haimer Safe-Lock™ licensee, allowing them to offer customers an added Safe-Lock™ shank configuration to any standard or custom tool.

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    Jun 2008

  • Jan 2010

    Helical Solutions Expands Their Manufacturing Capabilities

    Harvey Acquires HelicalHelical Solutions breaks ground on a 10,000 square foot addition to their building, doubling their manufacturing capabilities. The company exceeds 35 employees.

  • Mar 2015

    Harvey Tool Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Harvey Tool Company celebrates its 30th Anniversary by releasing a 268-page catalog containing over 12,000 tools.

    Mar 2015

  • Aug 2015

    Harvey Tool Company Acquires Helical Solutions

    Harvey Tool Company acquires Helical Solutions and begins combining the product performance and technical expertise of both organizations.

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  • Aug 2016

    Helical Recognized at Boeing Industry Challenge II

    Helical Industry ChallengeHelical Solutions earns an “Exceeding Expectations” recognition at the 2015 Boeing Industry Challenge II, a multi-month invitational tournament meant to gauge the world’s strongest and highest-performing milling tools.

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    Aug 2016

  • Oct 2016

    Helical Expand CNC Manufacturing Capacity by 40%

    Helical Solutions breaks ground on a facility renovation creating 40 percent additional CNC manufacturing capacity.

  • May 2017

    Harvey Performance Company

    Harvey Performance, the parent company of the Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions brands, is launched in an effort to streamline communications and better support its customers and business partners.

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    May 2017

  • Jan 2018

    Harvey Performance Company Introduces Machining Advisor Pro™

    Harvey Performance Company introduces Machining Advisor Pro™ (MAP), a tool designed to quickly, seamlessly, and accurately deliver recommended running parameters to machinists. MAP is the new and improved version of the Milling Advisor™ software.