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Close Tolerances to ±.0001"
Advanced CAD/CAM System
Flexible Delivery Schedules
40+ Years of Machining Experience
Metallic & Non-Metallic Machining
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45 Years of Precision Machining... and Counting
45 years is a long time...It's hard to believe that in November 1977, I got my first job in a machine shop. I started out working after school separating the parts from the metal shavings in a Swiss screw machine shop. By the end of high school, I was in charge of the night shift. Yes, I worked nights full-time and went to high school as well. But things were different back then. I quit that job over 10 cents an hour. I wanted $1.85 and was offered $1.75. Yes, things were different.
Today I have been self-employed since 1995 and it has been a ride. I have seen the economy go up and down I don't know how many times, many Presidents come and go, times of war, times of peace, personal struggles, health struggles, employee issues, mistakes in judgment, and a host of other problems.
But I have to say I have met many wonderful people, participated in so many interesting projects, and made literally millions of parts that are scattered around this tiny globe and even into space.
From the dirty, oil and sand-covered floor of my teens to the clean, automated, and semi-automated shops of today, I've seen many changes in our industry. I jokingly refer to programming in the late 70s and early 80s as programming BC (Before Computers), painstakingly using trigonometry to get every point. I vaguely remember sitting in trig class in high school saying I will never use this in the real world. Turns out that wasn't the first time I was wrong.
I'm not retiring - I have a few more good years left. I just realized this morning that I have passed a milestone few reach and I am amazed as I look back at my journey.
It is a great industry that has given me a lifestyle I could never imagine and I cannot even guess what it will look like in another 45 years. I wish I could be around to see it but I'm sure I'll be long gone and the young kids just starting out today will be amazed at what they have accomplished and seen in their lifetime.
Don't give up, give it your best, have fun along the way, and remember you are making the world a better place in two ways, by your work, and by your presence.
Curt McPherson, Founder
Hi Tech Precision
Chris Martinez starts the machine under Curt McPherson’s watchful eye at Manufacturing Day 2017
Inspiring the Next Generation
Hi Tech Precision has once again opened its doors to local students as part of National Manufacturing Day, which includes presentations and tours of local, state-of-the-art CNC machine shops and offers students the opportunity to see modern, multi-axis CNC machine tools in operation.
Curt McPherson has been in the precision machining business for over forty years and hopes to inspire young people to take up the trade; he especially enjoys opening up the shop floor to students for Manufacturing Day. Curt says, “We are looking forward to partnering more and more with local teachers and schools to showcase the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.”
Over the next decade, experts believe that nearly 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the U.S. alone. However, due to a wide skills gap, 2 million of those positions may go unoccupied. Hi Tech Precision hopes to inspire young students by showcasing modern manufacturing for what it is – a sleek, technology-driven industry that offers secure good-paying jobs with a bright future.