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Your Trusted Linear Motion Partner

Over 50 Years of American Manufacturing



Founded in 1969 by Joseph H. Nook, Jr., Nook is a privately owned, US-based complete source of premium linear motion solutions with a strong presence in the Greater Cleveland community. We provide our clients with proven knowledge and flexibility to design, engineer, and manufacture premium quality linear motion systems and solutions for their most challenging applications. Our customers benefit from a wide range of premium products and services that fit well into unlimited industries.  

In many cases, our competition is significantly larger, but our nimbleness fosters innovative solutions tailored to enhance the individual needs of each and every customer by providing affordable standard or custom engineered solutions.

Fast Facts
Products Linear Motion Solutions
Ownership Privately Held (U.S. Based)
Founded 1969
Location Cleveland, Ohio
Facility 115,000 sq. ft.


Rigorous Process Control - All in One U.S. Based Facility

Nook reliability minimizes downtime while increasing the efficiency and performance of your machines.

We accomplish this with a rigorously controlled process integrity that includes Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and Six Sigma. Our Quality systems emphasize continuous improvement, defect prevention, statistical methods and ongoing training to increase the knowledge and skills of all employees. 


Our Facility Is:


Vertical Supply Chain Integration

Our supply chain is fully arranged within our Cleveland Ohio facility. Each function produces a different core component to our ball screw, acme screw, jack, and electric cylinder products. 

Highly specialized in-house assets and capabilities  allow us to maintain strong vertical integration such as:  
  • Precision Thread Rolling: Regular production ¼" – 6" diameter, ability to roll up to 14" diameter
  • In-house ability to heat treat solid and hollow ball screws and linear shafting
  • Increased supply chain flexibility and control
  • Lower transportation costs
  • Less dependency on 3rd party suppliers
  • Continued investment in capability expansion
Engineering and Support Integration

All of our Design, Manufacturing, and Quality functions are also fully integrated within the same facility.


  • Tightly controlled manufacturing process
  • Close coordination between functional groups
  • Can easily and quickly react to support custom requirements
  • Highly accessible technical support


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Rigorous Process Control - All in One U.S. Based Facility
Comprehensive Engineering Capability

Comprehensive Engineering Capability

We Provide Concept to Launch Engineering Support for Custom Applications

Nook understands that each project and company can have different requirements. That's why we strive to be flexible in delivering the right level of support most appropriate for each individual project. Our team of proven, highly experienced engineers (many with 20+ years in the industry) has deep expertise in the area of linear motion technology. They can tailor a perfect solution to best fit your specifications, budget, and schedule. 

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Product Durability, Flexibility, and Performance

Dependability is a Nook hallmark.

You can trust our products to deliver reliable performance year after year because they benefit from over 50 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. We utilize the highest quality raw materials in our products while providing extensive on-going training to our team. Every part in a Nook product is inspected and tested before assembly, and every system that comes off our line is fully tested prior to shipment. This craftsmanship provides unmatched reliability for the your most demanding applications in the toughest environments. 

Our offerings range from Acme or ball screw assemblies to to electric actuators, to jacks, to modular actuators. Nook delivers maximum flexibility to machine developers by providing complete linear motions solutions with a multitude of: 

  • Configurations
  • Mounting options
  • Sizes
  • Accessories


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Product Durability, Flexibility, and Performance
Unmatched Service and Support

Unmatched Service and Support

Nook is your trusted partner for highly efficient collaboration, unmatched responsiveness and accessibility. 

We are committed to reducing customer development cycles by providing an abundance of easy-to-use resources including:

  • Downloadable 3D Models
  • Design Tools
  • Product Configurators
  • Application Specific Tools

Collaborate with our highly experienced engineering team early in the design process to integrate a complete linear motion solutions with the optimal balance of performance, life, and cost for your next application. Let us improve your equipment designs while increasing efficiency and lowering costs.

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