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TJ Hale was founded in 1950 by 53-year-old Thomas J. Hale Sr. The original location, a 3,000 sq. ft. shop, was on N. 125th Street in Butler, Wisconsin. At the time, the company specialized in supermarket interiors and architectural woodworking. Tom Hale, Sr. handled all the drawings, bidding, and expediting. His wife, Dorothy, did the bookkeeping. Their sons, Tom Jr., and Jack worked in the shop sweeping floors and helping on weekends and during school vacations..

In 1960, as business volume increased, they built a 10,000 sq. ft. building at 12833 W. Glendale Avenue in Butler. Jack and Tom Jr. joined the company in 1969. In the mid-1970s, TJ Hale began manufacturing fixtures for department stores in addition to supermarket work. Sales volume steadily increased. Jack assumed the responsibility of President in 1977. Thomas Hale Sr. passed away the following year.


In 2008, Jack Hale retired but remains a member of the advisory board. The name has not changed – nor has the quality of our product. Now servicing retail, hospitality, restaurants, business interiors, architectural millwork and other industries throughout the United States and across the globe.

In order to meet the expectations of making our clients look good, TJ Hale has developed facilities to support fabrication of wood, metal, acrylic, and other composite materials. Today’s TJ Hale is housed in a 120,000 sq ft integrated manufacturing facility.


Key Client Team

TJ Hale is organized by key client teams that include client managers, project managers, customer service, engineering, and account administrators. These teams are organized to promote collaboration and better communication in order to meet or exceed client expectations.

Design Development

Our team of drafters and engineers work with 3-D modeling software to create solutions for the toughest of projects. Our internal operations experience provides the critical discernment necessary to ensure those ideas come to reality.

Value Engineering

TJ Hale has an objective of proactively value engineering critical programs for our key clients. This involves extensive rendering, supply chain management and prototyping. Having the dedicated Engineers and a team of Specialists allows us the opportunity to get ahead of these programs and provide our clients with solutions that will directly benefit their bottom line.

Wood Capabilities

• CNC Controlled Panel Saws
• Molder and Shaper
• Wide Belt Sander
• CNC Veneer Polisher and Routers
• Cold Press
• Dual Meter Machines
• Edgebander – Straight and Contour
• Computer Controlled Dowel Inserter
• Manual Wet Coat Spray Booth
• Semi-Automated Wet Coat Finish Line

Metal Capabilities

• Auto-Feed Laser Cutters
• Robotic Welder
• MIG/TIG Welders
• Brake Press
• Punch Press
• Tube Bending
• Powder Coating Finish Line
• Metal Polisher


TJ Hale leases a 100,000 sq ft facility in Milwaukee where our team of material handlers, packers, and shippers use state of the art systems that integrate with our production planning modules. Our real time inventory management system allows for quicker turns and reaction to last minute changes required by our customers.


TJ Hale uses a team of experienced project managers, carpenters and outside contractors to fulfill complete installations. Our award winning work can be seen at many fine retailers across the United States.


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W139 N9499 Highway 145
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051