CountyLine Tool, America’s First KOMET SERVICE® Partner, is Now a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

CountyLine Tool of East Peoria, Ill., is now certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business National Enterprise Council, the leading domestic authority on women’s business ventures. With this certification, CountyLine Tool joins an elite group of companies owned and led by women entrepreneurs. 

kometKOMET of America, Inc., and CountyLine Tool, America’s first KOMET SERVICE® Partner, are pleased to announce that CountyLine Tool is now officially recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise. This certification is awarded by the Women’s Business National Enterprise Council, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to certifying woman-owned businesses and providing resources, opportunities, and engagement to the businesses they certify.

Being certified as a women’s business enterprise brings many benefits and opens many doors, including work with companies and government agencies that have procurement diversity initiatives in place. Companies like CountyLine Tool allow their customers to get high quality products while also meeting their diversity and opportunity goals.

Vonda Jones, President of CountyLine Tool, was quick to express her excitement about the certification, explaining, “It’s very rewarding to finally have achieved my certification; this is not something that is just handed out. Since buying CountyLine Tool, I have invested heavily in the business and in its people; my blood, sweat, and tears are in this business! This certification has been a two-year journey, and I’ve worked very hard to get this, determined to not quit until I succeeded. Now certified, I look forward to being a part of the WBNEC. I intend to market this women owned business certification, and to expand my customer base with it.”

Meanwhile, KOMET of America is equally enthused for this development. Tom Whennen, Director of Channels for KOMET of America and Manager of KOMET SERVICE in North America, stated, “Although every business with which we work is a tooling and regrind shop, we have always prided ourselves on the diversity of those businesses and the diversity and uniqueness of the people who own and lead these businesses. Vonda has worked hard to make CountyLine Tool the reputable business that it is. We cannot express how happy we are for her to have this recognition, and how happy we are to work with such a leading and entrepreneurial woman.”

CountyLine Tool is the first KOMET SERVICE Partner in North America. The KOMET SERVICE Network provides fast and easy refurbishment of solid carbide cutting tools with fair and transparent prices and local pickup and delivery services. The KOMET SERVICE Partners, now ten strong in North America, are the only regrind shops trained and certified by KOMET of America with access to original tool drawings and geometries direct from the factory. 


About KOMET of America, Inc.:
KOMET of America, based in Schaumburg, Ill., is the largest subsidiary of the German KOMET GROUP, a global leader in metal-cutting and boring technology and tools. Its KOMET®, DIHART®, JEL®, RHOBEST®, BRINKHAUS, and KOMET SERVICE® brands make KOMET a renowned and trusted leader in the metalworking industry, especially for drilling, boring, milling, and threading operations. KOMET has been an innovator in this industry for over 90 years – beginning with their indexable drilling tools and continuing today with innovations such as their mechatronic tool systems.. The company proudly employs over 1,600 staff throughout its 20 subsidiaries, and today maintains a presence in more than 50 countries.

About CountyLine Tool:
Founded in 1984, CountyLine Tool is a privately-held cutting tool manufacturing and refurbishment specialist. The company management is committed to steady growth with a focus on consistently providing superior quality tools and services. This is achieved by investing in cutting-edge technology, implementing best practice-based processes, providing employee training and professional development, and making customer satisfaction paramount. CountyLine Tool is a certified women’s business enterprise.

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