Learn More About Albany, NY

Since our establishment in 1945, Raloid Tool Company Inc. has been based in the greater Albany, NY area. The more you know about Albany, NY and the Capital District, the easier it is to see why. Albany, NY is an economic powerhouse with a rich history, and we are proud to be part of it.

The story of Albany, NY began in 1614, when Dutch colonists arrived in the area and built Fort Nassau. The fur trade was the primary reason for creating the outpost, but as time went on, the economic rationale and base for the city changed. The city was named New York’s capital in 1797, so government work would always be an economic mainstay in the city. But in addition to that, transportation was also a huge part of the city’s success.

Railroads, turnpikes, the Erie Canal: all roads (and other forms of transport) led to Albany. With so many different forms of transport converging on Albany, businesses and industries sprang up to serve them. Albany saw a number of industries and business play a role in its history, ranging from ironworks and sawmills to publishing houses and Fortune 500 companies.

Today, Albany, NY is home to Tech Valley, the hub of high tech in New York. IBM has plants in nearby Westchester County, and renowned colleges like Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the SUNY Polytechnic Institute are poised to continue driving growth for years to come. With help from its many homegrown businesses, Albany, NY is looking forward to a bright future!


Raloid Tool Company Inc. is proud to be a homegrown Albany, NY business. From our headquarters in Mechanicville, NY, we can create a wide range of tooling equipment for many different applications. If you need a batch oven, conveyor oven, gaging system, or almost any other type of tool or machine, we may be able to help. We serve businesses both in the local area and across the United States.

Learn more about how we can help you and your business when you call us today. We look forward to serving you.

Share by: