The Grind Lap Story
Like many family-owned businesses, ours is a story of ingenuity and opportunity.
Grind Lap’s founder, John Gallichio, spent his early career in sales and support for Speedfam, the industry-leading lapping machine manufacturer. As he got to know the market better, he envisioned a business that could provide precise technical expertise as well as unrivaled personal service, quality and on-time delivery.
In 1978, he took what he had, bought his first lapping machine, and opened his own 3,000-square-foot shop in Franklin Park, IL. He grew Grind Lap by acquiring machines, adding services, and building one of the most highly skilled and talented teams in the business. For over 40 years, Grind Lap has won loyal customers that value the personal attention and technical design and engineering expertise we bring to every project.
Since our founding, we’ve grown considerably and, today, our customer base is nationwide. At heart, we’re still a family-owned, family-operated company and we still provide fair prices, expert services and personal attention to customers in a wide range of industries and end markets.