About Us


With the new brand, Olympus Aerospace enters 2024 with a new mission: To provide exceptional support to the aerospace, IGT, and other foundry-based industries in order to assist OEM’s in both commercial and military ventures.


To be the preferred vendor to our customers and the preferred employer to our team. Olympus Aerospace represents an organization that strives to meet every need in foundry support. The new divisions are recognized experts in gauges and fixtures, tooling and die builds, and dip ready molds. Olympus Aerospace also has the capability to 3D print small scale plastics and waxes.


Continuous Improvement





Our History, Our Future

How We Started

Apollo Products Inc.


Olympus Aerospace first opened its doors in April of 1994 as Apollo Products, Inc., in Willoughby, Ohio under the direction of Jesse Baden and Mike Scanlon. The two entrepreneurs, realizing that working for others was hindering their potential, decided to combine their engineering and sales backgrounds to form their own tool shop.


By 1997, Apollo Products became an established gauge and fixture shop in the Cleveland area, and new opportunities began to present themselves. In that same year, Jesse and Mike were approached by an existing customer to expand into the area of foundry support (ceramic core preparation), which was the birth of API Pattern Works.


After 5 successful years in business, the two-unit rental on Apollo Parkway was no longer adequate for the needs of the business. A larger facility was needed for continued growth and 4456 Hamann Parkway (Building 1) was purchased.


The product line for API Pattern Works expanded into wax injection, pattern dressing and assembly, and the delivery of dip ready molds. Creative Patterns was purchased, which gave the company a stronger foot hold in the wax pattern injection business.

Trucast Acquisition


After 15 years in business, Jesse and Mike were ready to expand again, and in 2008, began the acquisition of Trucast, Inc. At that time, Trucast consisted of a tool and die shop and a pattern division housed in what became “Building 2.” This latest acquisition allowed them to achieve their goal of becoming a one-stop shop for their customers.


Jesse and Mike purchased 4531 Hamann Parkway (Building 3), which would later facilitate a reorganization of the two pattern divisions under one roof. The merger of API and Trucast Patterns became official in 2018, combining years of knowledge and experience to make API Trucast an even stronger competitor in the industry.


The organization continued to grow with the addition of new machinery, more manufacturing space, and new employees. Over those years, new customers and new product lines were added to the product mix, breaking into new technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D printing).


As with the rest of the world, the companies ran into roadblocks during 2020 and the onset of COVID-19. It was one of the darkest times in the organization’s history, but with a strong, flexible staff, the companies pulled through and began to see pre-COVID sales again.

Jesse and Mike’s retirement


After 28 years, Jesse and Mike made the difficult decision to retire. Over those years, the two built a strong business with loyal and dedicated employees. In November of 2022, Katy Baden and Chris Scanlon purchased the companies from their fathers. Over the years leading to their acquisition, both trained in numerous departments throughout the organization to gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of Apollo, API, and Trucast, with a focus on becoming well-rounded leaders.

Second-generation Business Owners


Now, Katy and Chris look to the future to continue to build on what Jesse and Mike started. With Jesse and Mike’s blessing, Katy and Chris developed a rebranding strategy to further unite the operating entities. Beginning in 2024, Apollo Products Inc., API Pattern Works, and Trucast, Inc., will now be known as Olympus Aerospace, which is comprised of a Tool and Die Division, Gauge and Fixture Division, and Pattern Division. The future is bright, and Olympus Aerospace is ready to deliver.

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