About Lakeshore Die Cast

Our Mission: To provide quality aluminum and zinc die castings on time and at a fair price.

Our Wheelhouse

Low to medium volume (in die casting terms this is 1,000 to 150,000 pcs per year) industrial aluminum and zinc die castings.
Zinc part size range: From .01 to 30 lbs and maximum size of 18″ x 18″ x 10″.
Aluminum part size range: From .01 to 20 lbs and maximum size of 18″ x 18″ x 10″
We have no problem doing take-over work or lower volume service work. If you send us a complete tool that is ready to run we can have parts for you in two business days.  Typical lead times from submission of final model through tool building and production range from 6 to 14 weeks (depending on part complexity and size).

Baroda, Michigan

Made in America

Located in Baroda, Michigan we manufacture all of our products right here in the USA. We believe in American manufacturing sustainability so we purchase 95%+ of the goods and services we use from companies within the USA.

Our History


Lakeshore Die Cast was founded in 1959 by Oscar Zilke to produce Zinc die castings for Pemco Die Casting Corporation in Bridgman.  Between 1959 and 1979 Lakeshore expanded to produce Aluminum die castings in addition to Zinc.  


Upon his death in 1979, Oscar Zilke transitioned control of Lakeshore Die Cast to the Schaller family. Under the guidance of the Schaller family, Lakeshore Die Cast expanded its production capacity in 1986 by adding a 65′ x 105′ building with four additional die cast machines.


In 1993 another 90′ x 95′ addition was built to encompass 5 larger die cast machines.  In 1999 another smaller 30′ x 105′ building was added for shipping and warehousing.  


Last year we added another 80′ x 100′ building for additional warehousing of finished goods. Lakeshore Die Cast continues to make aluminum and zinc die castings for the automotive, medical, construction, aerospace, and military industries.  Recently we have begun collaborating with local tool shops for prototype and short run die cast work.

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(269) 422 - 1523

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