Our History

In the beginning:

Our company was founded in a former two-bay service station by Bill August in 1981.  His promise was “Liberty Pattern Company will produce only top-quality work with on-time or early deliveries.

Today:

Our pattern shop is a 38,000-square foot climate-controlled facility and we’ve become a recognized leader in pattern engineering with customers who trust our judgement and rely on us for solutions. 

We’re a third-generation family owned business with a heritage of unsurpassed productivity and our concurrent engineering approach employs a proven teamwork philosophy that delivers your product on time and on budget anywhere in the world.

Liberty Pattern Company offers Performance Without Limits!"

Industry Testimonials

JOHN KRISKO

Engineering Manager, CPP Pomona & Azusa

“I have had the pleasure of working with Liberty Pattern over the course of the past 25 years or so.  I think of them not only as a supplier of premium quality patterns and fixtures but also as my friends.  The work that they do is with no doubt in my mind the best in the business ...


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BOB LAFURGE 

United Technologies Aerospace Systems

It has been my absolute pleasure to work with Liberty Pattern for well over 20 years in building new patterns, dies, fixtures and even on occasion short run machine samples. When thinking of Liberty a number of words come to mind like Integrity, Loyalty, Superior Quality and Accuracy... "

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ANDREW DRYSDALE

Managing Director,
Drysdale Brothers (Larbert) Ltd.

"It must have been 1992 when Bill August called at our Foundry in Larbert, Scotland. We were one year in to our experiences with a brand new Hunter 10 machine and struggling desperately to find a quality pattern making outfit who understood the casting business and could price work competitively... " 

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DICK SNYDER

Non Ferrous Foundry Consultant

"Throughout my thirty-five year career in the casting field, I have yet to find a more capable pattern shop to support the foundry efforts. Liberty Pattern has always been state of the art, not only in the shop equipment they have available on the floor, but in their approach to actual pattern engineering and construction as well... "

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RICHARD D. BURNETT

President, Chicago Magnesium

“In one word – Liberty Pattern is REALIABLE – you always know what you’re getting and when --- If you’re looking for state of the art tooling, look no further than New Liberty, Iowa -- home of Liberty Pattern Company...

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MIKE GRINNALL

Custom-Pak, PDC Facilitator

"Custom-Pak has done business with Liberty Pattern for probably 25 years now. Helping us build blow molds. Gary August and his team have always done a super job with anything we have given them....  "

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 PAUL OLSON

Engineering, CPP Pomona

"I have worked with Liberty Pattern for over 30 years while employed at 3 aerospace foundries.  As with all suppliers, we compare the value of product & services received to the cost.  Liberty Pattern ranks at the top of the list... " 


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 BOB HUNDLEY

Fansteel Wellman Dynamics

"Liberty Pattern is a very valuable tooling supplier to Fansteel Wellman Dynamics. Their response to help us has met or exceeded our customers’ expectations and requirements. This has benefited us greatly in the industry."

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Liberty Pattern Employees - Our Finest Asset

Although we strategically set the stage for the best outcomes with the best equipment and technology, our people truly are Liberty Pattern’s top asset. We are staffed with dedicated employees who are united in performing to the highest level of expectations.  Each one offers a combination of education and on-the-job experience.

Gary August

Gary August

President / Sales

Steve Slininger

Steve Slininger

Vice President / Engineering

MIke August

Mike August

Board Chairman / Shop Foreman

Linda August

Linda August

Administration

 

But the true test of any company is the loyalty and commitment of its people.  We deliver a blend of talent, training and real-world experience with an impressive average of 13 years employment with Liberty Pattern.

Better performance begins with the right credentials: experience, skill, and the relentless pursuit of perfection. With that work ethic, it’s clear that we offer the right mix for your project. It’s expressed this way: Better Equipment + Better People = Better Performance. There’s no limit to what we can do for you.

 

Phone:

563-843-3569

Fax:

563-843-3579

Address:

PO Box 67 
New Liberty, IA 52765

Office Hours:

7AM - 5PM (CST)

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“I have had the pleasure of working with Liberty Pattern over the course of the past 25 years or so.  I think of them not only as a supplier of premium quality patterns and fixtures but also as my friends.  The work that they do is with no doubt in my mind the best in the business.  From customer service to custom machining they always meet or exceed expectations.  Great work guys.”

John Krisko, Engineering Manager, CPP Pomona & Azusa

“In one word – Liberty Pattern is REALIABLE – you always know what you’re getting and when — If you’re looking for state of the art tooling, look no further than New Liberty, Iowa — home of Liberty Pattern Company.  Chicago Magnesium Casting Co. has used Liberty for over 20 Years – to make some of the most complex aerospace tools in the world.  One crazy thing they always do is deliver your pattern equipment in PERSON.  This personal touch just adds to the fact that you know the tooling you’re getting will make the perfect casting for YOUR customer.”

-Richard D. Burnett

President, Chicago Magnesium

“Custom-Pak has done business with Liberty Pattern for probably 25 years now. Helping us build blow molds. Gary August and his team have always done a super job with anything we have given them. We rely on Liberty Pattern and the skills they have for 5-axis work when we just don’t have the time in our machines. They have also done a fair amount of 3 axis CNC work for us through the years. We ask how long it will take them to complete the task we request and they will get it done within that time frame. Gary August and Steve Slininger are very professional yet personable. I would recommend Liberty Pattern for any type of pattern work or machining knowing that it will get done on time.”

– MIKE GRINNALL

Custom-Pak, PDC Facilitator

“It must have been 1992 when Bill August called at our Foundry in Larbert, Scotland. We were one year in to our experiences with a brand new Hunter 10 machine and struggling desperately to find a quality pattern making outfit who understood the casting business and could price work competitively. That competency was to be found at Bill’s Liberty Pattern Company.  22 years on and a generation down the line at both companies, we still order 100% of our pattern requirement from Liberty Pattern.

 Gary, Mike, Leo, Linda, Steve, Carl and all the others – what a team! And it does not stop there – many new faces are appearing and the skills and enthusiasm are perpetuated in another generation of youngsters, both family and general employees.

 Best regards Gary and congratulations to you and your team. You have a remarkable company with a great ethos and record of excellence. Keep up the good work!”

 

– ANDREW DRYSDALE

Drysdale Brothers (Larbert) Ltd., Managing Director

“I have worked with Liberty Pattern for over 30 years while employed at 3 aerospace foundries.  As with all suppliers, we compare the value of product & services received to the cost.  Liberty Pattern ranks at the top of the list.  Most of the tooling purchased involves complex tooling for aluminum and magnesium aerospace castings, gaging for core assemblies and pre-machining fixtures.  In addition, Liberty models and constructs the gating and provides iron castings (chills) used in the assemblies.  As part of their initial quotation we receive a preliminary tool assembly design with helps us convince our customers that were the best supplier for them.  We spend a lot of time with their engineers on tool design and find that they have anticipated potential problems and offer realistic solutions. 

 Developing new aerospace castings can be a long and involved process.  A large part is meeting schedules.  Liberty Pattern has the technical capability, staff and commitment to meet promised deliveries.  We have experienced this time and time again.  Liberty Pattern meets their commitments and our expectations.”

 – PAUL OLSON
Engineering, CPP Pomona

“Throughout my thirty-five year career in the casting field, I have yet to find a more capable pattern shop to support the foundry efforts. Liberty Pattern has always been state of the art, not only in the shop equipment they have available on the floor, but in their approach to actual pattern engineering and construction as well.”

– DICK SNYDER
Non Ferrous Foundry Consultant

“Liberty Pattern is a very valuable tooling supplier to Fansteel Wellman Dynamics. Their response to help us has met or exceeded our customers’ expectations and requirements. This has benefited us greatly in the industry.”

 – BOB HUNDLEY,   Fansteel Wellman Dynamics

It has been my absolute pleasure to work with Liberty Pattern for well over 20 years in building new patterns, dies, fixtures and even on occasion short run machine samples. When thinking of Liberty a number of words come to mind like Integrity, Loyalty, Superior Quality and Accuracy. Liberty is also one that does not sit back and let the world come to them, they continually are active in looking at ways to improve products and speed to market utilizing new technology and supporting their customer goals no matter what the obstacle.  I would HIGHLY recommend Liberty Pattern to anyone looking for a high performance pattern shop as I look forward to many more years of working with them as well.”

 BOB LAFURGE,  Senior Manufacturing Specialist, Casting Technology, United Technologies Aerospace Systems