State Manufacturing started as a patternmaking shop in 1919 by two Swedish immigrants. State quickly established itself as a high quality patternmaking shop. In the 1930z, State began manufacturing, among other machinery, top of the line disk and spindle sanders. Before State’s involvment with pucks, the original pucks were made from aluminum castings. The process started with a wood pattern from which aluminum castings were made. The aluminum castings were machined and washers were installed with screws. Known as a high quality pattern shop, State Mfg was approached in 1965 to make patterns for puck castings. State had experience in plastic injection molding from their involvment in molding parts for the agriculture industry. After some development work by State, pucks became a plastic injection molded part replacing the expensive aluminum casting process.