Alliance Innovative is within 400mi of many major manufacturing centers in the Northeast and Great Lakes.  

Buffalo to:

Rochester: 75mi
Erie: 90mi
Toronto: 100mi
Syracuse: 150mi
Cleveland: 200mi
Pittsburgh: 220mi
275mi (via ON)
Hartford: 400mi
Dayton: 400mi
Philadelphia: 400mi
Fort Wayne: 400mi
Baltimore: 400mi 




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Richard St. John

Company President Richard St. John


Based in the Buffalo, New York area, Alliance Innovative has established an unparalleled reputation for quality and precision that expands far beyond our Western New York roots.



For over sixty years, industry has turned to Alliance Innovative for precision machining.


With over 30 years of cutting tool experience, industry has turned to Alliance Innovative for OEM certified cutting tool regrinding and special tool manufacturing.



 Alliance Innovative Timeline





Precision Contract Machining
CNC Cutting Tool Services


Oil & Gas
General Commercial / Industrial


Type: Private
Owner:Richard St. John
Succession Plan: Yes
Years Active: 1945-Present
Current Name: 2007
NAICS Code:332710
Sales: $6-$7 million annual
Employees: 35-45


Location: Buffalo Metro (Lackawanna, NY)
Size: 40,000 sq. ft.
Built: 2007
Empire Zone: Yes
Brownfield Redevelopment: Yes


Alliance Innovative began as FP PLA Tool & Manufacturing in 1945, when Spanish immigrant Ferdinand Pedro Pla opened a small machine shop in Buffalo, New York.  Pla relieved ownership of the company in 1973 but the name was retained by new owners Bernie Pruchniewski and Robert Dewey.  The two held ownership of the company until 2007, and retired in 2009 and 2010 respectively.   
Company President Richard St. John joined FP PLA in 1975 as a machinist, and became a full partner in 1982.  St. John started East Coast Tool, a cutting tool services firm, in 1992.  He had been President of East Coast Tool since its inception and sole owner since 2005, and the sole owner of FP PLA since the beginning of 2007.  FP PLA named St. John president in 2006 in preparation for his takeover of FP PLA. 

FP PLA Tool and East Coast Tool were acquired in 2007 by the newly created Alliance Innovative Manufacturing.  The rejoining of the companies under one roof in 2008 brought the companies full circle, as East Coast Tool was started as a side project in the back corner of the production floor at FP PLA, and quickly grew to need its own 5,000 sq. ft. Orchard Park, NY facility in 1998.  Nearly ten years after East Coast Tool moved out on its own, the company rejoined FP PLA as an equal partner in Alliance Innovative.

The creation of Alliance Innovative was a logical step in the company's aggressive growth initiative.  The name Alliance Innovative Manufacturing was chosen to reflect both companies' long-held focus on creating significant long-term partnerships with customers and suppliers, and continually finding fresh solutions to production, quality, and efficiency.  The names FP PLA and East Coast Tool were retired at the end of 2008 when the company was confident that all stakeholders were familiar with the new corporate identity.



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