Fulfilling William Gleason's Vision

William Gleason

A master craftsman endowed with an indomitable will, a spirit of independence and broad vision who created a new type of machine tool and founded this business on ideals of service and fair dealing.

150 years ago Gleason Corporation was born. Today we take the time to reflect on our roots, celebrate our achievements and look forward to the next 150 years.

This website, a compilation of historic events, images and videos gathered over the last 15 decades was developed to share this historic moment with our employees, customers, suppliers and communities throughout the world, and more importantly to celebrate the vision of our founding father William Gleason.

After browsing through this site for a few moments you’ll soon realize why we are so proud of our rich heritage and why we eagerly look forward to the future. We hope you enjoy the site.

For a complete history covering all 150 years of the Gleason Corporation please click here.