Trulife Engineered Solutions - Press Releases

Investment and Growth

August 2014 - Sequoia and Trulife Invest Heavily in Growth

Trulife has been investing heavily in Trulife Engineered Solutions in the past several months. Multiple CNC machines and other equipment have been purchased since Pro CNC was acquired by Trulife in January 2014. Trulife has invested heavily in new equipment, training and technology. The company has added:

  • Another 5-axis mill with larger travels than its current 2 machines

  • A large gantry mill with 5’ x 10’ travels

  • A 4-axis horizontal mill for additional capacity

  • A vertical milling centre for additional…... More...

Pro CNC is Acquired by Trulife

February 2, 2014 - Pro CNC is Acquired by Trulife

Pro CNC is excited to announce that it has just been acquired by a multinational manufacturing company, Trulife. Trulife and its owner, Noel Murphy have been until now focused in the medical industry and have purchased Pro CNC to diversify into the types of aerospace and commercial markets that Pro CNC has developed.

Trulife brings decades of experience and will provide Pro CNC with immediate access to resources, equipment and processes that it does not currently have. This will allow…... More...

Pro CNC makes INC 5000 list for 5th time

August 2013 - Pro CNC makes INC 5000 list for 5th time

Pro CNC has been ranked on INC Magazine's fastest growing companies list for 2013, for the fifth time since 2008. Very few companies have been on the list 5 times or more. "We are very proud of our team and their hard work that has contributed to our strong growth over the past year. Their efforts have allowed us to add 21 new team members over the past 3 years." said Pro CNC president Paul Van Metre.

Strong demand across all…... More...

Pro CNC adds 2nd 5-Axis Mill

March 2013 - Pro CNC adds 2nd 5-Axis Mill

Pro CNC has taken delivery of its second 5-axis CNC vertical mill. The Mazak Variaxis 500-5X II has a 30HP 12,000 RPM spindle, 40 tool magazine, 2000 IPM Rapids, and a max workpiece size of 20" x 16" x 16". It also offers 1000PSI coolant thru spindle and both spindle and tool probes in-machine.

This high performance 5-axis mill has larger capacity than our current 5-axis will allow Pro CNC to continue meet the increasing demands of our clients. "Demand for 5-axis milling…... More...

Pro CNC Recognized for Lean Implementation

October 2012 - Pro CNC's Lean and Kaizen Implementation is Recognized in National Press

Pro CNC was featured in the October issue of Modern Machine Shop. The third time that Pro CNC has been profiled by the industries most widely read magazine, this article focused on the Kaizen efforts that Pro CNC has been pursuing for years. Titled "Committed to Kaizen" the article explains how dedicated Pro CNC has been for years in its thorough and detailed approach to Kaizen to improve the processes at Pro CNC. Our believe about Kaizen and…... More...

Pro CNC adds Laser Marking and Cutting Machine

October 2012 - Pro CNC adds Laser Marking and Cutting Machine

Pro CNC has added an RL-80-1290 Laser Engraving/Cutting Machine is a CO2 laser with a large 47.2" x 35.4" working envelope to it's equipment list. It features a rotary indexer and is capable of high-speed cutting of nearly any organic materials such as plastic, rubber, ceramic and glass at speeds of 1400 IPM. It can also permanently mark metals at speeds over 2300 IPM and high accuracy of 1000 DPI. Having this capability in-house will allow Pro CNC to control more of the process to…... More...

New 3D Printer Expands Capabilities

September 2012 - New 3D Printer Expands Capabilities

Pro CNC has added a 3D printer to it's equipment list expanding the types of services that it can provide to customers. Our new 3D printer is an Objet 24 which has extremely high resolution with 28 micron (.0011") layer thickness and an envelope of about 9.25" x 7.5" x 6". It prints using VeroWhite Plus Opaque material which is a white ABS like material. Pro CNC has already started selling this service to customers at prices better than many of the online service bureaus. For RFQs for…... More...

Pro CNC makes INC 5000 list for 4th time

August 2012 - Pro CNC makes INC 5000 list for 4th time

Pro CNC has been ranked on INC Magazine's fastest growing companies list for 2012, for the fourth time since 2008. Strong demand across all sectors of our business have resulted in sales growth of more than 35% in the past three years. That growth puts Pro CNC at #157 for the manufacturing Industry rank and 4029 overall. Pro CNC added 22 jobs in the past 3 years. Strong sales growth in 2012 will ensure that the company is again on the list in 2013.... More...

Pro CNC Honored as one of the Best Manufacturers of the Year

April 2012 - Pro CNC Honored as one of the best manufacturers of the year in WA State

At the Washington Manufacturing Awards ceremony on April 26th in Seattle hosted by Seattle Business Magazine Pro CNC was honored with a Silver Award in the small company category. The companies were evaluated by a panel of judges across industry the state. "Pro CNC is extremely humbled to be considered one of the best manufacturers in Washington State." said company President Paul Van Metre. "We try our hardest every day to innovate and be a solid partner to…... More...

Pro CNC Finishes 2011 with Record Revenue

March 2012 - Pro CNC Finishes 2011 with Record Revenue

Pro CNC has finished calendar 2011 with its highest revenue in it's 14 year history. With sales up 25% over 2010 and 36% higher than our previous best in 2008 before the economic recession, customer demand has never been more strong. Pro CNC has seen both organic growth with existing customers as their businesses see strong demand for their products, and growth with new clients who are looking for strong partners to support them in the future as their business improves. Record revenue also also required…... More...

Pro CNC Adds Design Engineerning to Quality Certifications

September 2011 - Pro CNC Adds Design Engineering to ISO 9000/AS9100 Cert

Pro CNC has just finished renewing its certification for ISO 9000:2008 and AS9100 Rev C. In addition to renewing to the latest revision of each certification the company has added design engineering to be included under the scope of these certifications. In the last 2 years Pro CNC has grown its design engineering services. Recent projects include design engineering for interior furniture for commercial aircraft and mechanized tooling to support production of the F35 Joint Strike Fighter. Adding our design services under our quality…... More...

Pro CNC makes INC 5000 list for 3rd time

August 2011 - Pro CNC makes INC 5000 list for 3rd time

Pro CNC has been ranked on INC Magazine's fastest growing companies list for 2011, for the third time since 2008. Strong demand across all sectors of our business have resulted in sales growth of 20% in the past three years. That growth puts Pro CNC at #191 for the manufacturing Industry rank and 4445 overall. Pro CNC added 13 jobs in the past 3 years. Strong sales growth in 2011 will ensure that the company is again on the list in 2012.... More...

Pro CNC Honored as Best Company to Work For in 2011

June 2011 - Pro CNC Honored as Best Company to Work For in 2011

Seattle Business Magazine recently ranked Pro CNC as one of the top 100 best places to work in Washington State. "We're thrilled by this honor." says Pro CNC president Paul Van Metre, "Offering our employees the best possible environment we possibly can is critical in this tight labor market. Pro CNC's customers demand that we increase our capacity to meet their growing needs, so hiring and retention is a critical component." The company believes as well that happy employees…... More...

Pro CNC to Present at PlanetPTC Live 2011

April 2011 - Pro CNC to Present at PlanetPTC Live 2011

Pro CNC employees Jon Edwards and Paul Van Metre have been selected to present a white paper at the 2011 PlanetPTC Live conference at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV on June 12-15, 2011. They will be presenting a paper called Design Cost Savings Through DFMA and Supplier Involvement. The presentation will be an overview of many of the topics that we have covered in the past two years with our Pro Tips newsletters.

PlanetPTC Live is a conference…... More...

New Equipment Added to Support Strong Sales Growth

March 2011 - New Equipment Added to Support Strong Sales Growth

Pro CNC has purchased two new pieces of equipment to keep up with strong customer demand for CNC machining. A new Mori Seiki NH4000DCG 400mm 4-axis horizontal machining center and a new Hurco VMX30U 5-axis vertical machining center were purchased this month. The NH4000 4-axis horizontal is identical to one purchased 3 years ago to support VMI (vendor managed inventory) programs at Pro CNC. The new one will similarly be utilized primarily to support production contracts of precision aerospace parts which are managed by Pro…... More...

Pro CNC Founders win Young Alumnus of the Year at WWU

March 2011 - Pro CNC Founders win Young Alumnus of the Year at WWU

Pro CNC Co-Founders Kelsey Heikoop and Paul Van Metre have been been awarded as the Young Alumnus of the Year in 2011 for Western Washington University in Bellingham WA. This award identifies high achieving young alumni (age 39 or younger) who have distinguished themselves in an exceptional way at an early age and confirms that it does not necessarily take a lifetime to make a mark on society. Paul Van Metre graduated from WWU in 1996 and Kelsey Heikoop graduated in 1997.…... More...

DFMA Bootcamp at Recaro Aircraft Seating in Germany

February 2011 - Pro CNC hosts DFMA Bootcamp at Recaro Aircraft Seating

Pro CNC president Paul Van Metre, hosted a DFMA Bootcamp for engineers at Recaro Aircraft Seating GmbH in Schwäbisch Hall Germany. The DFMA Bootcamp was part of a 3 day event to study cost reduction methods for a new line of business class seats. The event was a huge success with hundreds of design changes incorporated into the new design to reduce cost. Estimated savings over the life of the program exceed $350,000 - not bad for 3 days work. Engineers learned about DFMA…... More...

Pro CNC Expands Facility

January 2011 - Pro CNC Expands Facility

Pro CNC has once again expanded it's facility which now occupies 26,000 sq/ft. The demand for additional equipment in 2011 has led this decision. Continued sales growth in 2010 and significant anticipated sales growth in 2011 will require the need for additional equipment. "Customer demand continues to grow which will require more space, more equipment and more staff." said Pro CNC president Paul Van Metre. "We are very excited about the companies growth in 2010 and the prospects for 2011."

Pro CNC is an ISO 9001,…... More...

Pro CNC has best year in 2010

January 2011 - Pro CNC finishes 2010 with best year in sales

Pro CNC has finished the 2010 calendar year with the highest sales in the companies history. Gross sales were up 20% compared to 2009 and were up over 10% compared to the previous best sales year in 2008. "It is very reassuring to see the strong growth in manufacturing demand compared to last year, and even 2008." said company president Paul Van Metre. "It is nice to be able to offer more jobs in the Bellingham area. 2009 was nerve racking to be honest,…... More...

DFMA Bootcamp at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

July 2010 - Pro CNC hosts DFMA Bootcamp at NASA MAF

Pro CNC president Paul Van Metre, hosted a DFMA Bootcamp for engineers at Lockheed Martin working at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Louisiana. Over 40 engineers who are actively designing the new Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle attended the workshop focused on reducing the cost of machined parts. The workshop was the largest and highest profile DFMA Bootcamps that the company has presented. Engineers learned about DFMA concepts ranging from an overview of the machining process, selecting the right size and form of…... More...

Pro CNC Adds Staff to Meet Customer Demand

June 2010 - Pro CNC Adds Staff to Meet Customer Demand

Pro CNC has recently added 5 additional full time staff as a result in increased demand from customers. Additional machinists and sales staff were added in the month of June. With orders up over 20% compared to the same time last year, the additional staff was required to keep lead times low and service high, which customers have come to expect from Pro CNC. In a sure sign of the economy improving, Pro CNC president Paul Van Metre was quoted as saying "Customer demand has…... More...

Pro CNC Buys 5-Axis CNC Mill

June 2010 - Pro CNC Buys 5-Axis CNC Mill

Pro CNC has purchased it's first 5-Axis CNC mill which was installed recently The machine is a Haas VF-2 SS with a 5-axis trunnion. The addition of this high speed machining center will allow Pro CNC to offer customers CNC machining services for parts that require complex 5-axis machining. This machine can handle parts weighing up to 80 lbs. and will accommodate a part swing of 17.5". The CNC machine has a 24 position tool changer, a 12,000 RPM spindle, spindle and table probing and high speed…... More...

Another Successful DFMA Bootcamp

May 2010 - Another Successful DFMA Bootcamp

Pro CNC has recently completed another Design For Manufacturability & Assembly (DFMA) Bootcamp at a Seattle area military hardware manufacturer. With nearly 20 manufacturing and mechanical engineers in attendance, the Bootcamp was one of the largest the company has done recently. Engineers learned about DFMA concepts ranging from selecting the right size and form of raw materials for CNC machined parts, to modeling tips for parts that are easy to machine, how to least expensively dimension threaded holes, best practices when creating drawings and many other topics related to…... More...

Pro CNC Newsletter featured on MMS Blog

March 2010 - Pro CNC Newsletter featured on MMS Blog

For the past 17 months, Pro CNC's president Paul Van Metre has published a monthly eNewsletter providing advice on Design for Manufacturability (DFM). The newsletter has recently been featured in a blog entry from Derik Korn of Modern Machine Shop , one of the premier metalworking print and online publications. The title of the blog is "Who Are the New DFM Consultants?". He profiles Pro CNC as a company who is trying to educate customers to reduce the cost of machined parts with helpful advice on…... More...

Pro CNC Hires Project Manager

February 2010 - Pro CNC Hires Project Manager

Pro CNC has hired a very experienced project manager to oversee complex projects. Pro CNC used to provide just machined components with no additional value added work. With these types of simple projects, dedicated project management just isn't necessary. Over the last few years, Pro CNC has branched into providing complex assemblies, contract engineering services, and turn key products. With this ever increasing level of complexity in the services provided, Pro CNC has added an experienced project manager to ensure that our performance on projects such as these…... More...

Quality and Delivery at 100%

January 2010 - Quality and Delivery at 100%

Pro CNC recently received several 100% score supplier report cards. Many of Pro CNC's customers keep supplier report cards on all vendors to monitor and track the quality and delivery performance of their vendors. As with many companies, these ratings affect decisions about preferred vendors, which companies get to bid on work, and stay on the approved supplier list. Pro CNC has always been at the top of the list as a preferred vendor with our clients. But recently Pro CNC received several report cards from customers with…... More...

Pro CNC wins Partner of The Year

January 2010 - Pro CNC wins Partner of The Year

Pro CNC has been awarded the Partner of the Year Award for 2009 from Bucher Aerospace. Bucher's Production Manager and Supply Chain Manager had the honor to present on December 16, 2009 the Partner of the Year Award to President Paul Van Metre and Sales Manager Jon Edwards of Pro CNC Inc. By using measurable data for on-time delivery and quality in conjunction with Engineering support, Communication and Flexibility, Pro CNC Inc. was voted by Logistics, Quality and Supply Chain as the Partner of the Year…... More...

Pro CNC adds CATIA design capability

December 2009 - Pro CNC adds CATIA design capability

Pro CNC has added a seat of CATIA V5R19 mechanical design software to meet the increased demand for design work in native formats. Driven by a large design project for a major aerospace contractor, having the software will now allow Pro CNC to design projects entirely in CATIA when needed. With this addition, Pro CNC can now offer native design engineering services in Pro/ENGINEER and CATIA.

CATIA is one of the worlds premier high end 3D CAD and entire product lifecycle software platforms. It…... More...

Pro CNC Launches New Web Site

November 2009 - Pro CNC Launches New Web Site

Pro CNC is pleased to announce the release of its brand new web site. With 90+ pages, more engineering resources, a new gallery, and an entirely new layout, we have improved on our previous award winning website. If you are reading this, you are likely already on the site, so enjoy! www.procnc.com... More...

Pro CNC Adds Prototype Capacity

October 2009 - Pro CNC Adds Prototype Capacity

Increased demand for our machining and assembly services has prompted Pro CNC to add a weekend shift to its dedicated prototype machining department. This will allow us to provide quick turn machining even faster than we have in the past. With a large, dedicated prototype division that is larger than many entire machine shops, we have even more capacity to turn around the most complex CNC machining and assembly prototype projects in record time. All under our ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100 quality system. Customers can expect that now,…... More...

Pro CNC honored on INC 5000 list twice

September 14, 2009 - Pro CNC honored on INC 5000 list twice

For a second year in a row, Pro CNC Inc. has made it on INC magazines INC 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Despite the economic troubles of the last year, Pro CNC continues to grow and add new customers as a result of it's aggressive sales and marketing efforts and it's decision to stay broadly diversified across defense, medical, aerospace and commercial markets.... More...

Pro CNC Sells Installations of it’s Web-Based ERP System

June 22, 2009 - Pro CNC Sells First Two Installations of Its Custom Web-Based ERP System

During the past month, Pro CNC has been installing its custom web-based ERP system at two local manufacturer's sites. More than software, the system implementation has introduced the best practices and streamlined systems that Pro CNC has enjoyed to other companies. It is very exciting to share our ubiquitous information system that has contributed to the satisfaction of Pro CNC's customers for several years.... More...

Dock-to-Stock Status with Esterline Control Systems

March 30, 2009 - Dock-to-Stock Status with Esterline Control Systems

Pro CNC has just received approval for Dock-to-Stock status with Esterline Control Systems. Over the past 12 months we have earned 100% on-time delivery and 99.43% quality ratings, which made us eligible for this distinguished status that very few vendors ever achieve. This will reduce the cost of doing business with Pro CNC for Esterline Control Systems as all shipments will bypass receiving inspection and go directly to stores. We look forward to providing this additional cost-saver to Esterline Control Systems and continuing to provide all…... More...

Prototype Capabilities Expand to Include Turning

January 5, 2009 - Prototype Capabilities Expand to Include Turning

In response to demand for turned prototypes and internal tooling support, Pro CNC has taken delivery of a HAAS TL-1 toolroom lathe. This lathe allows Pro CNC's prototype machinists to use several ways to machine turned parts: manual, conversational programming, and offline CAM.... More...

Approved Supplier for Northrop Grumman Corporation

December 12, 2008 - Approved Supplier for Northrop Grumman Corporation

Pro CNC has recently received approved production supplier status with Northrop Grumman Corporation. After working with Northrop for the past year in support of tooling and R&D projects and exceeding their expectations, Pro CNC was recommended to receive approval for flight production parts. Pro CNC can now provide design, machining and assembly support to any division of Northrop. This significant approval is testament to the ability of the company to perform at the highest level for the most discerning clients.... More...

Pro CNC is an INC 5000 company

September 2, 2008 - Pro CNC Nationally Recognized for Fast Growth

Inc. Magazine recently published their list of the top 5000 fastest growing private companies in the United States. Among those listed was Pro CNC, already recognized many times regionally for fast growth.... More...

New Horizontal Mill Support VMI Growth

August 4, 2008 - New Horizontal Mill Support VMI Growth

Increased demand for Pro CNC's robust vendor-managed inventory service called for the addition of new equipment. Pro CNC took delivery of a Mori Seiki NH4000DCG, a machine known for its repeatability and low cost of ownership. Vendor-managed inventory is becoming increasingly popular to help share risk along the supply chain, and equipment like the NH4000DCG are perfect for supporting kanban-type inventory management systems.... More...

Pro CNC Adds Contract CMM Inspection Services

April 5, 2008 - Pro CNC Adds Contract CMM Inspection Services

Recognizing that our 5 axis CMM with full scanning capabilities is somewhat unique in the area, Pro CNC has started offering contract CMM inspection services to other companies which may allow them to objectively quantify difficult to measure features.... More...

Pro CNC Adds Largest CNC Machine & More Space

March 23, 2008 - Pro CNC Adds Largest CNC Machine & More Manufacturing Space

Pro CNC has just added another CNC machine to its equipment list. The HAAS VF-7 is the largest CNC mill that Pro CNC has acquired with 84” x 32” x 30” (x,y,z) travel. The new machine will allow the company to offer much larger machined parts than it previously could. To fit the new machine Pro CNC has expanded its facility by an additional 4,000 sq/ft up to a total of 18,000 sq/ft. The new space will hold our expanded prototyping area…... More...

Pro CNC receives AS9100 certification

October 31, 2007 – Pro CNC receives AS9100 certification

Pro CNC has just received its AS9100 certification from TUV USA. TUV, an international ISO and AS registrar, recommended Pro CNC for AS9100 registration after conducting a week long audit. The certification will allow Pro CNC to increase quality to its aerospace customers and is quickly becoming a requirement for many aerospace contractors.... More...

Pro CNC Honored as 50th Fastest Growing Private Company

October 18, 2007 – Pro CNC Honored as 50th Fastest Growing Private Company

Pro CNC has been ranked the 50th Fastest Growing Private Company in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The company has been on the list five times now, in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Pro CNC was one of only 4 companies out of 100 to be on the list 5 times or more.... More...

Zeiss CMM added to equipment list

September 1, 2007 - Zeiss CMM added to equipment list

Pro CNC has just installed a Zeiss CMM to increase our capability to do complex dimensional inspection. This top-of-the-line CMM has travels nearly 40" long and has a full 5-axis scanning head to accurately scan complex parts. Combined with the latest Calypso software, it is a powerful combination.... More...

Pro CNC Honored as Best Company to Work for two years running

June 29, 2007 – Pro CNC Honored as Best Company to Work for two years running

For the second year in a row, Pro CNC was ranked among the best companies to work for in Washington State by Washington CEO magazine. Among companies with up to 99 employees Pro CNC ranked #38. In today's tight labor market, we believe that offering the best place to work will allow Pro CNC to attract and retain the highest quality employees who really care about their work. This in turn enables Pro CNC to offer our…... More...

Increased Demand Means New Equipment with new capability

April 2, 2007 – Increased Demand Means New Equipment with new capability

Increased customer demand has prompted Pro CNC to add more equipment on the shop floor. Pro CNC has just installed two new CNC machines both with capabilities that are new to the company. The first, a Mori Seiki NL2000SY/500 is a very capable dual spindle lathe with Y axis and bar feeder. It is capable of machining complex mill/turn parts complete, including off axis milled features. The second is a Fanuc Robodrill T21iE which is a lightning fast mill for smaller parts. With 24,000…... More...

Pro CNC Honored as 46th Fastest Growing Private Company

October 19, 2006 – Pro CNC Honored as 46th Fastest Growing Private Company

Pro CNC has been ranked the 46th Fastest Growing Private Company in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The company has been on the list four times now, in 2001, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Co-owners Darcy Hughes, Kelsey Heikoop and Paul Van Metre were awarded a plaque at an awards banquet at the Seattle Convention Center. Based on the company's performance so far in 2006 we are hoping for an even better ranking in 2007.... More...

Pro CNC receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

September 18, 2006 – Pro CNC receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

Pro CNC has just received its ISO 9001:2000 certification from TUV USA, an international ISO registrar. After passing the rigorous 3 day final audit in August with zero findings the company has received its formal certificate. This certification will give Pro CNC a formal framework from which to continue improving our quality and all aspects of customer perception. We have already seen improvement activity from our ISO 9001 efforts.... More...

Pro CNC Honored as Best Company to Work for

July 5, 2006 – Pro CNC Honored as Best Company to Work for

Pro CNC was just ranked among the best companies to work for in Washington State by Washington CEO magazine. Among companies with up to 99 employees Pro CNC ranked #23 and was the only manufacturer on the list. We feel honored to have been included in this list of great companies. We believe that offering our employees a great work environment will ensure that Pro CNC always performs for our customers at the highest level possible.... More...

Pro CNC Announces Largest Capital Equipment Purchase

September 15, 2005 – Pro CNC Announces Largest Capital Equipment Purchase

Increased demand for our services has initiated the purchase of a 3 Spindle Horizontal Toyoda cell system. This system, with three 400 mm horizontal machining centers and 20 pallets is our largest capital equipment purchase by far. It will allow us to cater to our customers ever increasing demand for small batches of parts delivered with very short lead times. By virtually eliminating set-up times we will be able to reduce cost associated with delivering KanBan or JIT type orders and offer aggressive pricing while…... More...

Increased Demand Means New Equipment

May 12, 2006 – Increased Demand Means New Equipment

Increased customer demand has prompted Pro CNC to add more equipment on the shop floor. Pro CNC has just ordered two more Mori Seiki VMC's. The new machines will allow the company to continue to offer competitive lead times and meet the demands of our customers.... More...

Pro CNC Adds 50% More Manufacturing Space

September 1, 2005 – Pro CNC Adds 50% More Manufacturing Space

With demand continuing to build and space on the shop floor getting tight, the company has just increased the size of the manufacturing floor by nearly 50% by adding another 4000 sq/ft of space. The new space will be used primarily for housing new capital equipment that will be acquired over the next few months.... More...

Pro CNC Recognized in the National Press

February, 1 2005 – Pro CNC Recognized in the National Press

Pro CNC was just featured in the cover article of the February Issue of Modern Machine Shop magazine. The article profiled how Pro CNC has used the concept of using a "Franchise Template" to drive its operations and build its internal systems. It is nice to be recognized by such a distinguished and widely read publication. We firmly believe that this concept is critical to Pro CNC's success in building a company that can respond well to rapid growth while maintaining an…... More...

Growth through Acquisition

October 22, 2004 – Growth through Acquisition

Pro CNC has just finished acquiring the equipment, personnel and clients of another local machine shop. After working very successfully together for several years on various projects the merger seemed natural. The addition of their 3 machines and 3 very talented staff members will add a significant amount of much needed capacity. Everyone at Pro CNC is very excited by the company's first acquisition and we hope it won't be the last.... More...

Pro CNC Honored as 52nd Fastest Growing Private Company

October 14, 2004 – Pro CNC Honored as 52nd Fastest Growing Private Company

Pro CNC has been ranked the 52nd Fastest Growing Private Company in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The company was honored with a spot on the 2001 list and after the economic downturn of 2001 and 2002 was well positioned to grow rapidly once the economy improved. Co-owners Darcy Hughes, Kelsey Heikoop and Paul Van Metre were awarded a plaque at an awards banquet at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Based on the company's performance so…... More...

Web site Honored

October 1, 2004 – Web site Honored

Pro CNC's web site was honored by Modern Machine Shop as the Job Shop Site of the Month of October. They list our simplicity and professionalism of our site as attributes. They list the quality of the content as the main reason we were honored. We certainly appreciate the honor and hope you are enjoying our site as you browse.... More...

Prototype Division Established Using Best Practices

April 7, 2003 – Prototype Division Established Using Best Practices

When Pro CNC was launched in 1997 a majority of the initial success was due to unequaled technical and manufacturing expertise supporting early stage product development OEMs. The organization was perfectly aligned to support the engineering expertise, cost competitiveness and schedule characteristics of prototype machining. With many of these products being successfully launched, demands for additional volumes, certifications and traceability increased. Through the years we have always worked to exceed client expectation and, as a result, built our operations system with the robustness to handle the…... More...

New Equipment Brings Added Capacity and Flexibility

March 31, 2003 – New Equipment Brings Added Capacity and Flexibility

Pro CNC continues to grow with increasing capabilities and capacity. Solid performance in 2002, combined with promising forecasts for 2003 and beyond, led to our largest ever, single investment in capital equipment. “The addition of these milling centers will be a great benefit to our productivity,” said Shop Manager Brian Anderson. “Beyond the obvious gains in capacity by adding equipment, these machines will bring increased flexibility and enable us to continue aggressively implementing lean techniques.” The milling centers added include another vertical Mitsubishi M-V5Cn, which…... More...

Lean Transformation Reducing Lead Times by 50%

October 3, 2002 – Lean Transformation Reducing Lead Times by 50%

Pro CNC has always been strong believers in continuous improvement by seeking out the most high tech manufacturing equipment, software and business practices. We are very excited to be taking another step towards eliminating waste in order to reduce costs and increase capacity. Pro CNC has just signed on with Gemba Research to implement a process known as the Lean Transformation. The goals for this project are quite remarkable yet all attainable. We are looking to reduce work in process and finished goods inventory by…... More...

Boeing Satellite Seeks Approval for Pro CNC Parts to Enter Space

January 18, 2002 – Boeing Satellite Seeks Approval for Pro CNC Parts to Enter Space

Boeing Satellite Systems has just announced their desire to add Pro CNC to their list of approved suppliers for flight related components. After two years of using our Pro/ENGINEER™ capabilities to compliment their internal design efforts, we will now get the chance to see Pro CNC parts in space. This is a compliment to the level of satisfaction achieved and superior quality maintained throughout this relationship. We are eager to obtain this approval and continue taking this partnership to new horizons.... More...

Pro CNC Honored as 14th Fastest Growing Private Company

October 19, 2001 – Pro CNC Honored as 14th Fastest Growing Private Company

Pro CNC has been ranked the 14th Fastest Growing Private Company in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Starting the business in 1997 and just out of college, the owners have worked very hard to establish themselves as the premier source for precision CNC machining and design. This dedication lead to a growth of over 250% in our first 3 years of operation. Pro CNC is devoted to improving internal services and capabilities in an effort to continue…... More...
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