About Us

J&C Custom Tooling LLC is a second generation, family-owned company, specializing in tool and die design and build and metal stamping.  Founded by Jim Stokesbary, J&C, as it’s affectionately referred to by its many loyal customers, has been providing high quality services, including tool and die design and build, metal stamping production services, and contract manufacturing, for more than 36 years.

Based in Southern Minnesota, J&C initially served customers in the local Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa region with the founder as the lone tool maker.  Today, J&C proudly serves customers spanning the United States with three tool makers, two engineers, and a small production team.

Presently, J&C is owned and operated by Jerry Stokesbary, son of Jim Stokesbary.  Jerry is a two time graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Business Administration.  In addition to his tool and die experience, Jerry has more than 17 years of manufacturing,  research and design engineering, and management experience.  This experience spans the automotive, consumer electronics, and medical device industries.  With leadership experience in heavy manufacturing, high tech, precision clean room manufacturing, and medical device manufacturing and support services, Jerry can easily relate to J&C’s current customers and is poised to serve the needs of future customers across many different industries.

With combined experience of more than 57 years of tool and die experience and multi-industry experience, J&C has the expertise to provide high quality tool and die design and build, efficient, economical metal stamping, and contract manufacturing services. Contact us today to see how J&C can assist you on your next new product design or how we can help you save cost on current projects.