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Posted by: 11. April 2013

Check out This Family Business’ “Working Museum”

Today’s advanced machining technology is impressive. However, it’s nice to reflect on the history of machining in the U.S. from time to time. This cool video explains the origins of Central Texas Tools and how its three generations of manual machinists apply their skills at this job shop that primarily repairs and threads oil field parts. You’ll find no computers there. In fact, some of the equipment is belt-driven, and production planning is commonly performed by grabbing a welding rod and sketching out ideas in the shop’s dirt floor. And work stops for a bit every morning at 9:30. That’s soda pop time. 

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