J&R Machine, a leading CNC contract manufacturer, is proud to announce it has received a 2018 Manufacturing Award of Distinction. The prestigious award, presented by the Greater Green Bay Chamber and Advance, the Chamber’s economic development department, recognizes Northeast Wisconsin companies that have shown outstanding leadership, innovation, economic impact, and employee recruitment and retention.

“We are truly honored to accept this award,” said J&R Machine’s president, Tim Tumanic. “It speaks to the effort of everyone on the J&R Machine team in serving our customers and the community, and is recognition of the manufacturing industry’s critical role in Wisconsin’s economy.”

To claim manufacturing is good for Wisconsin is a bit of an understatement. The state has added 22,500 manufacturing jobs from August 2017 to August 2018, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Labor statistics. That rate is the second highest in the nation, and highest in the Midwest, for that period.

J&R Machine, too, has grown: 55 percent over the last four years and currently employs 34 workers.  The company 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. Tumanic expects the expansion and equipment purchases to result in the creation of several new jobs.

Nominees for the 2018 Manufacturing Awards of Distinction gathered for the announcement of winners and celebratory dinner at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay on Nov. 7, 2018. Steve Janke, Statewide Veterans Field Representative, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and Mark Hogan, Secretary and CEO Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, spoke at the event.

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J&R Machine is an ISO 9001:2015-certified contract manufacturer with a broad range of capabilities, including prototypingengineeringCNC machiningmulti-spindle machining, thread rolling, fabrication, 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. All parts are made in the U.S.A,  with the company’s customers including some of the largest names in the defense, medical technology, oil and gas, machinery and equipment, hydraulics, and auto racing industries.

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.