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Central Kentucky Tool

Providing quality products for over 50 years

When you engage the experts of Central Kentucky Tool, you bring a vertically integrated team of craftsmen dedicated to delivering the exact solution to fit your needs.

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About CKT

Rooted in a heritage of fabrication and machining expertise dating back to 1970, CKT is ideally positioned and well-guided by its team of seasoned business managers and automotive experts to deliver solutions to answer the industry’s ongoing requirements.  CKT is a WBE-certified business comprised of two divisions, with two facilities. It’s a 50+ year old, vertically integrated machine and fabrication job shop. We laser cut it, saw it, bend it, weld it, machine it, turn it, heat treat it, blast it, paint it and assemble it all under one roof. Our core strengths are crafting assorted weldments, returnable steel packaging, precision parts, machine replacement parts, fixtures & jigs, tool & die and light assembly.


William “Bob” Mattingly Jr founded Central Kentucky Tool in 1970.  Bob developed his craft in 1955 as a tool-maker for General Electric. In April 2019, Sarah and Alex Smith purchased Central Kentucky Tool.  Located in Lebanon, KY, Central Kentucky Tool has a rich history of manufacturing precision parts and fabrication solutions.  Today, the company continues to provide the same high quality service. 

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