The L. S. Starrett Company was founded 1880 in Athol,
MA, which is still the Company’s World Headquarters.
The founder, Laroy S. Starrett invented the combination
square in 1877. He started the company to
manufacture this product.
The company grew rapidly with a broadening product line,
additional employees and penetration into an increasing number
Starrett has a history and reputation so rich and solid that the
words “quality” and “Starrett” have become virtually synonymous.
Today, the company employs about 1,800 people worldwide.
Most precision tools continue to be manufactured in the Athol
plant, where it is not uncommon to see devoted generations of
toolmakers with 30 or more years of experience.