In 1874, Dr. Chas. G. Allen founded his company shortly after the Civil War manufacturing the “Yankee” hay rake and other horse drawn farm equipment. In 1904 the Chas. G. Allen Co. manufactured it’s first Upright Sensitive Drilling Machine and has manufactured over 36,000 machines to date, and along the way was awarded the Army/Navy Blue Gold Production Award for manufacturing excellence in support of the war effort.

Chas G Allen purchased additional high quality companies throughout its history, including; Norton Surface Grinders, Nichols Milling Machines, Cleereman Drilling Machines, Harper Mass Finishing, Fitchburg Engineering, Allen Pump and LA Simpson Machine Company. Chas. G. Allen has been, and still is today, a leader in quality and customer satisfaction for many fortune 500 companies