Tommy Mickelson (Owner)
Cell (501- 282-0335)
Welcome to the Fenestration Tooling, Inc. (F.T.I.) and the Hardline Drafting Service, Inc (H.D.S.) web site. I started my carrier by completing my certification to become a machinist and briefly worked in that field. I quickly learned that I preferred drafting and designing over the actual tooling side of the business. I started into the glazing products industry at Howmet (now Oldcastle Building Envelope) where I was a drafting detailer for the storefront and low rise systems in the early 80’s. There I learned the basics for commercial window and curtain wall designing/engineering.
Over the past 29 years, I've had hands on experience with several major window manufactures products ranging from designing new dies, testing different types of windows and curtain wall system to field installation. I've been a shop superintendent to project manager working with products from just about every division in the Fenestration market.
I started Hardline Drafting Service in 2001 so I could pinpoint my knowledge and provide full and complete shop drawings along with structural calculations for the glass and glazing customers. HDS continues to grow in size and knowledge with a dedicated staff willing to do what's needed to finish the projects on time.
I'm now proud to introduce Fenestration Tooling, Inc. FTI will be providing quality tools and glazing products not only to the glazing market, but also for the "DO IT YOURSELF" individuals. You can visit the on line store to see the current products and then check back regularly to see what is new.
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Portable Drill Press - About Us
Randy Lyman (Sales) (417-489-1484)
Welcome to the HDS/FTI web site. I started my foray into the glazing industry in 1982 after graduating with an Associate's Degree in Architectural Construction Engineering Technology. My first drafting job was with Howmet (now Oldcastle Building Envelope). After a few years there I moved to Monett Mo and went to work for EFCO where I worked for the next 25 years. I started out working as a team leader in the shop drawing and factory order dept before moving to the product development group (R&D). This position involved revising standard shapes and creating new custom shapes, die drawings, and tooling drawings for fabrication along with developing fabrication drawing for outside vendors. I've been involved in building and testing mock-ups on all the storefront and curtain wall systems they provide. I have extensive experience in product assembly and Erection along with Laboratory and Field Testing at all the major test labs.
I joined the HDS/FTI group early in the development of the RyLee Drilling Jig which is in the on line store at this website along with our portable drill press. I'm proud to be leading the sales staff here and I'm looking forward to expanding our products to meet the needs in the continuously changing glazing market. Please check out the products and give us a call or email us at the numbers listed below. We'll be glad to answer any of your questions or discuss how we can help improve your production and installation procedures.