OAK News

OAK's latest events, newest products, and most recent industry activity.


OAK Exhibition at FEBRAVA Brazil 2015


Burr OAK Tool Inc., along with partner Shinwa do Brazil, will host an exhibit at the 19th Febrava Brazil trade show at the Sao Paulo Expo Exhibition and Convention Center from September 22nd – 25th, 2015.

OAK 5th Annual Sales Summit

SS 2015

On June 1st to 5th, 2015, OAK International Representatives joined Sales, RPO, Service, and Engineering staff at OAK headquarters in Sturgis, Michigan for the fifth annual Sales Summit. This week-long event included informative sales training, exciting new product information, technical shop sessions, and valuable service seminars.

OAK Announces New Partnership with OTS

Burr Oak Tool Inc. is pleased to announce it has recently formed a partnership with Optimized Thermal Systems Inc., a leader in groundbreaking research, experimentation, and development within the HVAC and refrigeration industries.


New Partnership in Brazil


Burr OAK Tool Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement with Shinwa do Brasil of Sao Paulo, Brazil to represent the OAK line of coil manufacturing machines, tube processing machines, replacement parts and service to the Brazilian and South American market.


Internal Surfaces of Copper Tubes


Recent press release put out by the International Copper Association regarding new heat exchanger design software called CoilDesigner®  that simulates variations in inside-tube surface enhancements.


OAK Exhibition at ACREX India 2015


Burr Oak Tool and its Indian partner OAK India Private Limited will host an exhibit at ACREX India in Hall 2A, Booth 171 from February 26th – 28th at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center in Bangalore, India.

OAK at AHR 2015

ahr 2015

Burr Oak Tool Inc. will be exhibiting at AHR Expo 2015 in the South Hall Booth No. 4248 from January 26-28 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

70 Years

OAK 70

Burr Oak Tool Inc. is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2014. Founded on October 20, 1944 in Burr Oak, Michigan, the company began to provide tools, dies and fixtures to local companies.

Chillventa 2014


Burr Oak Tool Inc. will be exhibiting at Chillventa 2014 in Hall 2 Booth No. 2-512 from October 14-16 at the Exhibition Centre in Nurnberg, Germany.  OAK Eurasia s.r.o. will also be exhibiting in the same booth.


Newell Franks, chairman of the board and CEO of Burr Oak Tool Inc. participated in a recent event co-hosted by Industry Week and Siemens. The event was held in Chicago and focused on solutions to help U.S. manufacturers remain competitive.

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Franks' presentation posed the question of how U.S manufacturers could succeed on a global scale, while detailing factors that may help companies to do so.  Franks stressed the importance of investing in current equipment and technology and keeping personnel trained, while continuing with innovation to meet customer demands.

Sales Summit 2014

Sales Summit 2014

Burr Oak Tool Inc. hosted its 4th annual OAK Sales Summit, May 19 - 23, 2014 in Sturgis, MI. Nineteen international representatives from nine different countries, six local salesmen, the OAK management team, engineers, and machine experts all met for product training and instruction on industry and market trends.

David C. Clark Retiring from Burr OAK Tool

Clark Retirement

David C. Clark, senior vice presiden,t sales, is retiring on August 1, after 47 years at Burr Oak Tool Inc. Tim Doot, formerly vice president, marketing and international development, has been promoted to the position of vice president, sales & marketing. Doot has been with Burr Oak Tool for seven years.