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About Total Manufacturing

Welcome to Total Manufacturing, an embodiment of American manufacturing excellence since 1986. Based in Mentor, Ohio, our 90,000 square foot facility is a hub of innovation and skilled craftsmanship. As a privately-owned company, we take pride in our dedicated team, whose average tenure exceeds 20 years, showcasing our commitment to expertise and consistency. 

Our facility is equipped to handle a diverse range of projects, specializing in rapid prototyping and adept in small to medium volume production. We work with all major metals and special alloys, ensuring versatility and quality in every project. Our extensive machining capabilities include advanced CNC Mills & Lathes, Large CNC Bridge Mills, Surface Grinders, Wire EDM, Die Sinker, and CMM. Beyond machining, we offer comprehensive welding, fabrication, and painting services for large-scale projects like frames, tables, and stands. 

At Total Manufacturing, we’re more than just a manufacturing company; we’re a team dedicated to precision, quality, and the spirit of American manufacturing.

USA Based Company

We are Proud to Support our Country

At Total Manufacturing, we take immense pride in contributing to national security by providing products for Navy nuclear applications. Our precision-engineered components are designed to meet the rigorous standards and demands of the nuclear sector, ensuring reliability and safety in critical naval operations.

Ownership Team

Meet Our Leadership: The Driving Force Behind Total Manufacturing

Jim Baich

BOD and GP Partner

Jim Baich is the founder and owner of MAD Capital, a holding company of private commercial real estate and mid-market operating companies. Prior to MAD, Jim was Chief Operating Officer at both Advanced Drainage Systems and IGS Energy, both billion-dollar companies. He was also the former Chairman of the Board of Tri-W Group (formerly W.W. Williams) and advisor to Team Fishel and US Bank.

John Crotty

BOD and GP Partner

John Crotty is the founder and owner of Crotty Capital, a holding company of private mid-market operating companies. Prior to Crotty Capital, John a CPA (currently non-active), started his career at Ernst & Young followed by director level positions at Fifth Third Capital Markets and Huntington Capital Corp. He is currently on the board of several privately held companies.

Brent Miller

BOD and GP Partner

Brent Miller is the founder of Slate Run Investments, a holding company of private operating businesses and real estate investments. Prior to Slate Run, Brent was a principal at Lifestyle Communities, and oversaw +$2 billion in real estate assets. Prior to Lifestyle, Brent was a partner at Bricker & Eckler LLP. He currently serves on the Boards of Tri-W Group (formerly W.W. Williams), Nationwide Energy Partners and Armada Power LLC.

Ryan Kelly

BOD and GP Partner

Ryan Kelly has over 20 years of experience in leading manufacturing operations with up to $1B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. He served as Chief Operating Officer at both Metal Technologies and Rea Magnet Wire. At both companies Ryan improved global operations, developed high performing teams and drove operational excellence. He has also successfully integrated multiple acquisitions throughout his career.

Paige McCarthy


Paige McCarthy joined Trailhead Brothers after years of diverse financial experience including roles in corporate finance, venture capital and private equity. She was most recently a Senior Analyst at Tri-W Group focusing on operating company acquisitions. Paige graduated summa cum laude from Miami University and started her career at L Brands.