About Progressive Die & Stamping, Inc
Progressive Die & Stamping Inc. (PDS) was founded by Benedict J. Perron as B & R Tool Company in 1967 in Terryville, CT. Mr. Perron was one of six winners of "The Outstanding Apprentice Award" from the Connecticut Metal Working Trades in 1958. Mr. Perron is also a graduate of Goodwin Tech in New Britain, CT, class of '56.
After a few years in the business under his belt his wife, Patricia, joined the business. In those days you would find Patricia (Pat) Perron working on the production line and filling in as needed. Today, she serves as President and manages the administrative functions of PDS.
Mr. and Mrs. Perron moved their business to Tennessee in 1992 because of economic opportunities, forecasted growth in the area, and their desire to retire in Tennessee. The relocated company was renamed Progressive Die & Stamping, Inc.
The next generation, son Duane T. Perron and Vice President, now manages PDS’ operations, quality control, production and sales departments. Duane continues the tradition of providing the best quality, service and competitive pricing that has been a mainstay of PDS since its inception. PDS continues to focus on keeping production in the United States. Duane, representing the new generation, brings his own flare and approach to the family business.