In 1915, Felix Butkiewicz, a young man of thirty, and a journeyman machinist, came to Omro, Wisconsin. Seeing a need for a machine shop in the town, he purchased a building and a few machines and started an auto and general repair business.
This business was carried on until 1930 when auto repairing was dropped and the business continued as a general repair shop. In 1939 it was changed over to the manufacturing of a surgical instrument for removing plaster casts. The instrument was designed and patented by the founder of the company.
In 1941, when our country went to war, Mr. Butkiewicz changed the operation of the company once more by making his tools and experience available for producing needed materials. After the war the operation continued producing custom and production machine work.
Felix Butkiewicz passed away in 1954 and the business was carried on by three of his sons, Stanley, who retired in 1972, George, who retired in 1978, and Robert, who retired in 1988. The business was passed on to the grandsons and is now being carried on by Keith, and Alan Butkiewicz who have a total of 75 years of experience in the trade.
Over this period of time a wide variety of parts have been produced, including parts for military aircraft, outboard motors, trucks, tractors, medical monitoring equipment, valves, pumps, and automatic reactors. Tooling work has ranged from designing and building simple drill jigs and milling fixtures to special cutting tools, multiple piece fixtures, gages, precision boring fixtures, and special inspection gages.
Custom work has included experimental development and building of knife grinding, seed planting, candy making, wire forming and a host of other machinery and equipment. We offer our customers certified parts and assemblies along with just in time delivery.