Castle Machine Company employees group photo

Castle Machine’s history starts in 1974, founded in Greencastle, PA by Samuel M. Gates. Initially, the company rebuilt Landis threading machines. Around 1981, the company collocated with Anvil Products Company and expanded capabilities to include CNC machining.

The company continued to grow and by 1988 had expanded to include more than 4 CNC machines. Sam W. Gates took over the company in April of 1993. The company moved into its own facility in 1994. By this time the capabilities had expanded to 3 CNC lathes and 1 CNC vertical mill, plus a collection of manual lathes, mills, and surface grinders.

Keith Cordell had been with the company since 1979 and took over operation in 2014. By this time, the company had grown to 6 CNC lathes and 6 CNC vertical mills. In the spring of 2023, Keith’s younger brother Tim took over the company, keeping the family legacy alive. The company continues to grow, and new capabilities are being added with the addition of 5-Axis CNC machining systems and some of the older machines are being replaced with the latest technology. A real family company, the next generation of Cordell’s are being groomed to take over the company when Tim retires.