Archive for April, 2009

SJ Precision Machining

Posted in Company Highlights on April 24, 2009 by Peter

This week saw MPTS at a specialty job shop in Beaverton, taking care of Stephen Siegel’s tools.  Steve and Jerry go back some thirty years.  Jerry did the tools for the shops Steve worked in prior to creating SJ Precision.  Or if he wasn’t doing a shop’s tools, Steve had them call MPTS and get them done.  We’re grateful to him for his loyalty and business over the years.

SJ Precision is different from a lot of shops.  Instead of laying people off when things get slow, Steve hires them when things speed up, on a job-by-job basis.  It’s a creative business model that minimizes overhead while maximizing the variety of jobs SJ Precision can accept.  Check them out at:


Thank you, Forest Medical Supply

Posted in Company Highlights on April 17, 2009 by Peter

MPTS just finished the tools for Forest Medical’s dental division.  They make the really nice chairs that are the best part of visiting a dentist’s office (what other type of doctor gives you a motorized recliner?)  They also make all the lights and attachments that go along with the chair — even an attachment for a computer monitor.

Vice President Jeff Bunker was kind enough to let us tour their factory floor, and provided the pictures for a few different models.  La-Z-Boy could learn a few things from Forest Dental Supply.  Here’s their web site:

Thank you, Equipment Repair Services

Posted in Company Highlights on April 3, 2009 by Peter

This week saw us in Northeast Portland at a job shop that focuses on, as its name succinctly puts it, equipment repair. They can handle large hydraulic units, as well as general CNC work and manual milling and turning.  MPTS is now in its fourth year of calibration and repair for ERS.

More can be learned by giving them a call at: (503) 283-7725.ers-74