Drew Boersma, along with his brother-in-law Kurt VanVels, embarked on the TSG journey in the fall of 1983. That’s when they “risked it all” and opened Advanced Tooling Systems (ATS) at the Seven Mile Road location, where its plant one is still located today.
For more than three of the four decades that Drew has been in the tooling business, he has been developing and nurturing TSG, as well as walking alongside young entrepreneurs, whom he has selected and partnered with to grow and diversify the business. During this same time, Drew has engineered the organization’s growth from a die shop of only 5 diemakers to one that includes 13 distinct companies and more than 600 employees.
Today, TSG includes 12 unique tooling companies that focus on die builds here and abroad, automation systems and equipment, steel plate processing, contract and production machining and check fixtures. Each company began as a startup in response to customer needs and market demands. Drew’s commitment and focus on customer service, employee empowerment, and doing business ethically has been essential to the birth, growth and long-term success of each one.
As our customers work with TSG’s individual companies, they will find that each one embodies the integrity, work ethic, and passion that Drew has woven into the fabric of the organization.
To prospective customers looking for a supplier to add to their supply chain, thank you for considering TSG. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you, to understand your business, and to deliver world class solutions.
To our existing customer—whether a relatively new customer or one we’ve partnered with through the decades—thank you for being an important part of our story. You are the cornerstone of our business and we will continue to deliver the highest quality, on time, tooling solutions.
To the prospective employee looking for the right organization to begin your career, thank you for checking us out. Please visit our careers page and let us learn more about each other.