Russellville Company's Microplane Kitchen Line Shaves Off $18M Market

by George Waldon  on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 12:00 am  

Microplane wood rasps provided a creative jumping-off point to launch a growing line of kitchen products to grate, zest and shave in homes, restaurants and bars around the world.

History

The roots of Microplane begin with Grace Engineering, a machine, tool and die shop, started in 1966 by Louis Grace and his son, Richard. The venture was relocated to Russellville in 1978 and morphed into Grace Manufacturing.

About 120 staffers in Russellville are devoted to the non-Microplane business, producing precision metal parts for an array of industries.

Chris Grace, who lives in McAllen, Texas, represents the third generation of family leadership.

 

 

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