About Alexander & Associates

Machine Design & Development
That is Right the First Time

Alexander & Associates is your dedicated, driven partner for special machine design, manufacturing, and technical services. From the initial concept through completed project, we provide you with experienced project management, technical expertise, fabrication skills, and quality assurance to unlock next-level growth.

Our mission is to solve our clients’ biggest manufacturing challenges right the first time, enabled by our 80 years of deep expertise and personal commitment to cost-effective excellence.

Alexander & Associates Corporate Office

Our History

Our engineering firm was founded by Al Alexander in 1943. The company began operations with only four employees in a small 800-square-foot office at 822 Delta Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. The new company’s focus was machine tool design for a primary client – Cincinnati Milling Machine Company.

In the early years, Alexander and Associates quickly developed a strong reputation for delivering quality results while completing each project on time and within budget. By 1960, Alexander and Associates had grown to 25 employees and was purchased by Werner Jessen. In addition to his vast experience, Werner brought a new vision to the company, focusing on expanding the existing client base beyond Cincinnati’s strong machine tool industry. Under his leadership, and with support and input from a key employee, Alex McLennan, Alexander & Associates began working with customers on proprietary prototype machine design projects and quickly evolved into an engineering firm with extensive capabilities in designing specialized machinery.

Al Alexander (pictured on the left), founder of Alexander & Associates, Cincinnati Milling Machine, 1945

80 years of Growth and Increased Capabilities


Key Facts

What Makes Us Different


National & global capabilities across offices in Auburn ME, Tabler Station WV, Cincinnati OH, and Belleville Ontario


Deep experience helping customers with their toughest problems and greatest opportunities since 1943


We build collaborative, long-term relationships across a wide spectrum of industries, sub-sectors, and applications


Outstanding safety record with zero lost time in more than 10 years and zero recordable incidents in four years


We carefully safeguard your intellectual property and proprietary processes and keep your data secure