HISTORY

  1. 1932
  2. 1961
  3. 1976
  4. 1988
  5. 1995
  6. 1997
  7. 2000
  8. TODAY
1932

STERLING LAST CORPORATION

Quality Metal Stamping is a fourth generation, family owned business that began as the Sterling Last Corporation, founded in 1932. It was owned and operated by the Serling family of New York under the direction of President David Serling. As a world leader in the shoe last industry, Sterling Last was the first company in the world to manufacture a plastic shoe last.

1961

MOVE TO HENDERSON

The Henderson, Tennessee location was designed and built in 1961 as a shoe last manufacturing facility. David Serling and Chester County collaborated to build the 50,000 sq. ft. plant on six and a half acres to serve the growing shoe manufacturers located in the surrounding areas of Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri.

1976

QUALITY TOOL & DIE

Quality Tool & Die was formed in 1976 with the idea of taking on more outside stamping work.

1988

SHIFT TO METAL STAMPING

As the years passed, the company's products shifted more in the direction of metal stamping as they began to ship nationwide.

1995

QUALITY METAL STAMPING

In 1995 the name was changed to Quality Metal Stamping to more correctly reflect the stamped parts it was now producing.

1997

END OF AN ERA

After the death of David Serling in 1997 and the steady decline of the domestic shoe industry, the difficult decision was made to sell Sterling Last Corporation-the shoe last portion of the business. With the closing of that chapter of the company's history, all efforts were concentrated on developing Quality Metal Stamping.

2000

RAPID EXPANSION

In 2000, under the direction of Robert Serling, the company began a period of rapid expansion into different industries, manufacturing a variety of parts.

TODAY

LOOKING FORWARD

Quality Metal Stamping has a strategic vision for growth into the future. The company continues to diversify in manufacturing capabilities and is committed to implementing innovative new technology to our production processes. The QMS Leadership Team is passionate about being a cutting edge and world class provider for all of your metal working needs!