Starr Manufacturing, Inc. (SMI) began its mission more than 50 years ago, uniting your outsourcing and project needs with our outstanding technical, manufacturing and value-added expertise. SMI produces custom industrial equipment and machinery for a diverse range of industries, with a core competence in medium to heavy industrial applications in markets related to:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Material handling
  • Waste management including environmental / water pollution
  • Machine / Equipment manufacturers (OEM equipment)


Our philosophy is to seek partnerships with engineering firms and manufacturers requiring fabrication, machining and engineering capacities through finished painted and assembled products. We strive to achieve long term strategic partnerships in which we become the sole supplier of entire product lines for customers without in-house fabricating capabilities.

Starr Manufacturing, Inc. began operations on March 1, 2007 as a successor company to Starr Fabricating, Inc. (SFI) and Vienna Machine Company, Inc. (VMI). SFI was founded July 1, 1965, during the golden age of the Steel Industry. The new sheet metal fabricator opened with 3 employees in a 3,000 square foot building in Warren, Ohio. Within 2 years the company had grown to 10 employees. Based on high quality standards, Starr’s reputation and customer base grew exponentially during the following years. In 1970, SFI secured a lease/purchase agreement with the Union Steel Company in Warren, Ohio, enabling a production footage increase to 20,000 square feet. In 1975 SFI finally purchased the facility. However, due to continuing growth, SFI purchased in 1986 the Hoffman Iron and Steel building in Vienna, Ohio, which added an additional 20,000 square feet to its operations. Three years later (1989) SFI expanded the facility by another 20,000 square feet, enabling SFI to move its entire operation in January 1990 to Vienna. In 1994 and 1998 additional factory and office facilities were added increasing the plant to its current manufacturing area of 133,000 square feet.

Since March 2007 SMI is ISO 9001:2008 certified. We focus our operation heavily on quality, expertise, the use of modern manufacturing equipment and IT tools. We are also capable of working with European spec drawings and have 3 German speaking employees supporting our global reach. We believe that our expertise in handling especially difficult and unique projects and our customer-focused flexibility make Starr a great partner for you and your unique needs. We are looking forward to a chance to offer and demonstrate our capabilities to you.

Sincerely, Andreas

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

Our Services

Metal Fabrication Services

Since 1965 Starr has been one of the premier suppliers for fabricated and fully assembled parts in a wide variety of industries. Over the years we have had the opportunity to work with almost any industry and product imaginable developing a true “One Stop” supplier mentality.

CNC Milling and Turning

Whether pre-machining parts prior to fit up or final machining of weldments, Starr’s machine shop is capable of milling large and also small parts. Starr utilizes Gibbs Cam and BobCad for all CNC programming needs in 2D or 3D.

Plasma & Oxy Fuel Cutting

Starr utilizes SigmaNest for nesting and CAM control at the cutting tables. We can work with hard copy prints or electronic CAD drawings for very rapid turnaround on processed burnouts. We can process either your supplied material or easily purchase and manage inventory for your project.

Press Brake & Roll Forming

Starr has the ability to form material up to 14 foot wide on our 400T CNC and 200T manual press brakes, up to 72” wide on our plate rolls and up to 3” dia. on our pipe bender. The typical bend tolerance we can achieve is +/- .5 degrees with our CNC brake which has a crowning mechanism.

Turnkey Systems & Assembly

Starr can support your projects with value added services like final assembly, painting and functional testing. Our manufacturing and assembly experience goes back over 45 years. Common services include hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and pneumatic assemblies followed by functional testing including witness points.

Professional Engineering Services

Starr’s engineering department is a vital component of our pre-production planning process as well as any project management. Our engineer’s primary function is to enhance the manufacturing process at Starr and to support our customers with detailing needs.

Renewable Energy Products

Starr represents Hudson Industries, LLC, a supplier of standard and engineered oil-water separation systems. From Steel and Offshore to Environmental, Hudson’s products meet a broad range of application needs which are custom manufactured at Starr.

Industrial Air Filtration Services

In partnership with Weis Environmental, LLC, , Starr is a qualified manufacturer of industrial Electrostatic Precipitation Cleaners for the North American market. With over 100 years of design knowledge and operational experience Weis ESPs are the best solution for you exhaust air filtration and particulate removal needs.