Great American companies like H.B. Rouse are the bedrock of industrial manufacturing in the USA. Founded over 118 years ago, H.B. Rouse initially began designing and manufacturing equipment for the printing industry. The company prospered for decades and became the largest maker of printing sticks and tools in the country throughout the first half of the 20th century.
In the early 1970s the company successfully diversified operations by manufacturing a new line of cutting tools for the growing market for manual lathes and machining. In the 1980s German-based manufacturer, Arno Werkzeuge formed a distribution agreement with Rouse for their high precision cutting tool systems for CNC lathes and swiss style machinery in North America. Later Rouse was acquired by Arno and marketed under Arno-Rouse.
Now as a part of Arno Werkzeuge USA, located in Harvard Illinois, the H.B. Rouse cutting tool brand is still alive and thriving –manufacturing their popular family of cutting tools for a wide variety of manual lathe applications, industries and markets.