Sole proprietorship has new owner

A veteran of the local metal stamping business plans to move a tool shop from Englewood to Troy, he said Wednesday.

Steve Heitbrink, a veteran of A.O. Smith Co., the Minster Machine Co., Oberg Industries and other manufacturers, said he purchased F&B Engraving Tools and will move the business to part of 701 Water St., the 45,000-square-foot Troy Lumber building.

Heitbrink said the business was a sole proprietorship and he remains the company’s only employee.

“It was a small enough business for me to take on and hopefully expand from there,” Heitbrink said Wednesday. He declined to name the purchase price, but said he plans to invest in new machinery for the business.

The business has been in the engraving tooling industry for 30 years. It offers an inventory of engraving tools and drills. industry for over 30 y


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