Top Shops Profile: MRS Machining

MRS Machining was 2017’s Top Shops Honors Program winner in the category of human resources.

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Company Description

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.

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End Markets Served

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Dairy
  • Energy
  • Food processing
  • Medical
  • Off-road equipment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Rail
  • Recreation

Workplace Materials Commonly Machined

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • High-temp alloys
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel alloys
  • Titanium
  • Tool steel

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