CURIOSITY SPARKS INVENTION
founder Angelo Rotondi was always curious of
how things worked. He demonstrated an aptitude for invention
early in life. At the age 9 he built a soapbox derby
car and took the prize for "Best Construction."
He spent his teens in garages working on classic muscle
cars of the 60s and 70s. Later he built a Sterling kit
car loaded with unconventional extras. It had a P.A.
system, a telescopic steering wheel, but it seemed to
be missing doors. The driver got in or out of the car
by activating an electro-hydraulic roof-hatch. His unique
vehicle was featured at the World of Wheels Show and
went on to be featured in Engineering Magazine.
1976 Angelo graduated from Purdue University with a
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Angelo spent his early career problem solving and applying
his technical, scientific, and mathematical knowledge
to design and inventions for a wide array of machines,
parts, tools and other objects.
In 1998 Frankfort Machine and Tool, Inc. was
born of an entrepreneurial spirit. FMT was
founded on determination, a solid work ethic and a curiosity
of what-could-be. For 15 years FMT has been helping
it's customers problem solve and develop and create
our beginning we've participated and wide variety of
projects, with a diverse array of applications.
We've made parts for Fuel Cells, Medical Instruments,
Military Hardware, Food Processing Equipment, Electric
Motors, Electric Car Conversation Kits, Toys, Paper
Perforation Tools, Oil and Gas, Locks, Automotive, Healthcare,
High Voltage Armatures, and Rail Roads.
With necessity being the mother of invention we evolved
into the company we are today. Angelo and the rest of
the FMT team are here to help you make your ideas real.
FMT is a member of the TMA Tools MFG Association
and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.