Accurate Lock and Hardware has a rich tradition of manufacturing high quality architectural door hardware, tracing back its roots to the Yale and Towne Manufacturing Company. The entity, established in Stamford, CT in 1868, quickly developed into the largest lock manufacturer in the country - its height employing one quarter of the city's labor force. When Yale relocated to Tennessee in 1960, its Tool and Die foreman, Carmine Salvatore, founded Accurate Tool and Die. Accurate Lock and Hardware began as a division of Accurate Tool and Die as a subcontractor for Yale and Towne. Accurate Lock quickly established a life of its own finding a niche in developing locks to retrofit existing preparations while also meeting new code requirements. In fact, Accurate was commissioned by Attica Prison officials, following the 1971 infamous prision riots, to manufacture high security locks.