Metabo Corporation is a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications. It has international headquarters in Nurtingen, Germany, and domestic headquarters in West Chester, Pa. The company has focused its product development on technological advancements in electronic circuitry and mechanical design, which has resulted in high performance, durable electric power tools. The name Metabo is German for metal-boring, symbolic of the first tool manufactured by the company in 1924. The company s brand names include Elektra Beckum, Metabo and Lurem. Elektra Beckum makes welding and cutting devices and compressors. Metabo makes hand-held electric tools and grinding disks and chucks. Lurem specializes in stationary and semi-stationary woodworking machines.