Precision Feedscrews Inc. receives Family Business Award

From left: Jane Fagan, Mary McAnallen, Jerry Fagan and Eileen Fagan at the company’s 30th anniversary party in 2016.

By   –  Special Projects Editor, Pittsburgh Business Times

When you discuss the history of Precision Feed Screws Inc. with owner Eileen Fagan, she paints a pretty straight-line history of the company.

“When my husband Jim got out of the service, he got a job working for a company that made screws,” she said. “I told him he was too good to be working for other people. I told him I thought we could do it ourselves.”

In 1965, Jim Fagan started his first company, Feed Screws Inc. He later sold the company, yet remained there until 1985. A year later, he founded Precision Feed Screws Inc.

Precision Feed Screws, based in New Castle, manufactures a variety of sizes of screws that are used in the manufacture of plastics, foam, rubber and other materials.

Jim Fagan died in 2016.

Eileen Fagan is president of the company, which is now managed by her two daughters, Jane Fagan, vice president of sales; and Mary McAnallen, plant manager.

“When my father got sick, he asked my sister Jane and me to come back to the business,” McAnallen said. “I was gone for 24 years, so it took a while to adjust, but I’m glad I did.”

Precision Feed Screws Inc.
Contact: 373 Commerce Ave., New Castle, PA 16101; 724-654-9676
What the company does: Manufactures, rebuilds and repairs extruder and injection screws for plastics and rubber industries
Top officer: Eileen Fagan, president
Year original business established: 1986
Number of employees: 26

First generation
James Fagan Sr.
Second generation
Eileen Fagan
Third generation
Mary McAnallenJane Fagan

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