Top Shops Profile: MRS Machining
MRS Machining was 2017’s Top Shops Honors Program winner in the category of human resources.
MRS Machining is this year’s Top Shops Honors Program winner in the human resources category. A women-owned small business since 1986, the Augusta, Wisconsin contract shop has built its business on relationships and family values. It works with local high schools such as Eleva-Strum Central High School (where it also donated CNC machines) and the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) to improve their skilled trades programs in part because the company has a critical, ongoing need for capable, qualified people. MRS Machining also hosts annual tours during which groups of students get to see the shop. Ongoing education is another aspect of its in-house training to nurture its workers’ skills.
The shop offers a range of employee benefits and programs including a 401(k) plan, paid medical benefits, apprenticeship program, formal safety/health program and leadership/supervisor program. The average age of its shopfloor employees is only 31, but the average years of experience is 9.
End Markets Served
- Food processing
- Off-road equipment
- Oil & Gas
Workplace Materials Commonly Machined
- High-temp alloys
- Stainless Steel
- Steel alloys
- Tool steel