Contract manufacturer J&R Machine broke ground in early July on its latest facility expansion.

The 1.7-million-dollar investment includes a 9,000 square foot addition to J&R Machine’s current manufacturing space to accommodate four new Mori Seiki NLX2500 multi-tasking CNC machines. Machines will be relocated to follow J&R Machine’s cellular manufacturing layout used throughout the shop.

With the new expansion, J&R Machine’s climate-controlled manufacturing facility will total 26,000 square feet, with an additional 5,000 square feet of cold storage. The company expects the expansion and equipment purchases to result in the creation of several new jobs, enabling J&R to react to customer needs in a timely manner.

Founded in 1992, J&R Machine is a leading provider of manufacturing solutions for complex parts for OEMs and some of the largest names in the oil & gas, fire protection, hydraulics, defense, medical technology, heavy equipment, and auto racing industries. The company has seen steady growth in recent years and last expanded its facility in 2016.

“This investment in our operations further demonstrates our commitment to providing extraordinary service and part manufacturing solutions to our customers worldwide,” said J&R Machine president Tim Tumanic. “J&R Machine is well positioned for sustained growth, and we are thrilled to continue to provide stable, high-paying manufacturing jobs in the Shawano area.”

Tumanic expects the full expansion project to be completed by December 2018.


J&R Machine is an ISO 9001:2015-certified contract manufacturer with a broad range of capabilities, including prototypingengineeringCNC machiningmulti-spindle machiningfabrication, and assembly. Additionally, to improve overall quality and lead time, J&R Machine offers value-added services, such as the washing of partspackaging, the adding of seals and other components, and in-house custom-designed fixtures.

VISION: To become the number one, go-to partner of choice to O.E.M.s by providing solutions to their problems.

PURPOSE: To provide extraordinary service and part manufacturing solutions.

  • Customers: Acting as an extension of our customers in the areas of engineering, purchasing and quality, we will anticipate problems before they arise.
  • Employees: A best practice training program will be used in the progression of employee growth. Transparent communication will be delivered throughout the entire company to involve all employees in customers’ solutions.
  • Community: We look to be the employer of choice and leader in helping improve the quality of life in our community.
  • Suppliers: We align ourselves with suppliers that share the same values as J&R Machine, Inc. Our suppliers will provide the best value and are an extension of J&R Machine, Inc.

To learn more about J&R Machine’s capabilities, call 715-526-5970