Merit Industries began in a garage.

But now, the Erie based business has as many as 250 projects going at the same time, shipping parts and tools all over the world.

Merit is really two companies under the same roof.

Workers making precision parts and tools used to make molds needed for a variety of products.

Merit's customers are primarily companies in aerospace, medical and transportation.

Rob Churchill has owned the business since 2013.

He said, "We are a global business. Our customers are throughout the world. Coast to coast in the U.S. different  countries around the world."