About Us

Founded in 1978, Arbor Gage & Tooling is West Michigan’s most reputable fixture and gage shop, renowned for its passion for quality and keen focus on understanding and exceeding customer expectations. Arbor has remained a family-owned business throughout the evolution of its product offerings from models and duplicating aids, to today’s fixtures, gages, and several other services including machining, welding, metrology, and fixture modification.

Quality Driven, Customer Focused

Dramatic changes have been made to the way we design and build our products in recent years. Talented, innovative team members, combined with significant capital investments have led to our current position as an industry leader and disrupter. During this time we’ve also renewed our commitment to delivering the highest level of service to our customers. You’ll notice this emphasis at Arbor from the time we first answer your phone call or respond to your email, to on-time delivery, to standing behind our product in rare cases where challenges arise. Treating our clients as partners, we recognize that the work we perform on your behalf is critical to your success.


Joanna Heerema

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Joanna started at Arbor in 2015. In the time since she joined, we?ve seen significant sales growth and dramatic improvement in on-time deliveries and customer service. Joanna began learning the ins and outs of operations as a sales assistant and office manager, then filled our pressing need of a production scheduler. She is now the production scheduler, president, and owner of Arbor Gage & Tooling.

Jason Heerema
Vice President

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Jason began with Arbor in his junior high years, sweeping floors, making deliveries, and assisting fixture builders with basic machining. While away from Arbor for a time, Jason worked in the insurance, commercial banking, and non-profit administration fields. Jason then returned to Arbor on a full-time basis until health challenges required that he move to part-time. Today, Jason assists with marketing and special projects while Joanna capably oversees day-to-day operations..