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In-Place Machining Company Acquires Western Machine Works LLC

Strategic Partnership Expands Industrial Machining and Repair Capabilities and Strengthens Commitment to Providing Customer Service Excellence

 

March 7, 2023 | Milwaukee, WIIn-Place Machine Company, LLC (IPM) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Western Machine Works, LLC (WMW) as part of a long-term growth strategy to expand reach and service offerings to customers and prospects across the U.S. and Canada. Globally recognized as the premier provider of high-precision industrial solutions, IPM has long been the leader in on-site machining, diamond wire cutting and drilling, and alignment and measurement services. Adding the expertise in engineering and precision machine shop services of WMW to the extensive field machining capabilities and solutions of IPM, greatly enhances the benefits to customers across a multitude of industries.

“IPM could not be happier about Western Machine Works joining our great Team,” said Dean Flint, President and CEO of In-Place Machining Company. “Their highly skilled, experienced group of engineers and machinists are committed to providing exceptional service to heavy industrial markets such as pulp & paper, marine, steel, and wind & hydro power generation.” Mr. Flint added, “WMW has a reputation for being the best of the best. Their location, end markets and service offerings, as well as their company culture, make them an outstanding fit for our customers, and for our overall growth strategy.”

“This is a very exciting time for WMW”, said Greg Allen, SVP and General Manager of Western Machine Works. “It was very important to us that we partner with a company that excels in machining and has experience in the industries we serve. IPM’s onsite machining capabilities and experience are unmatched and complement the services we provide to create a unique benefit to our customer base.”  Mr. Allen added, “I am confident that our employees and our customers, will benefit greatly from this new venture.”

Based in Portland, Oregon, Western Machine Works, LLC is a highly respected in-house machining and engineering firm that specializes in the repair and refurbishment of large scale, precision components, including pulp and paper rolls, wind turbine main shafts, hydro-electric components, and more. Founded in 1985 to provide precision roll grinding, balancing and general machining services for the pulp and paper industry, WMW leveraged their expertise to provide engineered solutions to the wind power, hydro-electric, steel manufacturing, marine and other heavy industries.

In-Place Machining Company continues to grow and strengthen its capabilities by adding the leaders in industrial solutions to its team. With the newest addition of Western Machine Works, LLC to the IPM Machining Services Division as well as its strong Measurement & Alignment Services Division of OASIS Alignment Services, Exact Metrology, and East Coast Metrology, IPM brings a level of experience, knowledge, tooling, and service that is unrivaled in the industry.

 

In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

With seventeen facilities across the United States and Canada, In-Place Machining Company is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, large scale cutting & drilling, 3D scanning, and measurement and alignment services for a wide range of industries including renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world. For more visit www.inplace.com.

 

Western Machine Works: A Division of In-Place Machining Company

Western Machine Works, LLC helps companies improve production efficiency by providing engineering and precision machine shop services including industrial repair, shaft manufacturing, precision roll grinding, thermal spray services, and roll manufacturing. Located in Portland, OR, WMW provides services to heavy industries including pulp and paper, wind and hydro power generation, marine, steel and more. For more visit www.westernmachine.com.

 

Corporate Contacts

Dean Flint
President & CEO In-Place Machining Company, LLC

3811 N. Holton Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
414.562.2000
DFlint@inplace.com

 

Greg Allen
Sr VP & GM, Western Machine Works, LLC

12005 N. Burgard Road
Portland, OR 97203
503.286.7791
GregA@westernmachine.com

Visit IPM and OASIS at TAPPICon 2022 in Charlotte!

Paper makers – it’s time to join In-Place Machining Company and OASIS Alignment Services at TAPPICON 2022!

This unique paper industry event is being held this year at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, April 30th thru May 4th, 2022. If you plan to attend, please visit our team from IPM and the newest member of our Measurement Division, OASIS Alignment Services, in Booth 509.

We will be on hand to share the on-site solutions paper customers can now benefit from by using one experienced source!

Visit us to learn more about In-Place Machining Company’s four decades of on-site field machining experience for the Paper and Pulp industry and the expert precision measurement solutions provided by our new Measurment Division of:

OASIS Alignment Services will also be presenting two educational sessions:

  • Tuesday May 3rd at 1:30 pm“Tissue Manufacturers – It’s Time to Address Your Equipment Concerns!” presented by Myron Smith, OASIS Director of Training & Development. *Presentation includes an IPM Yankee dryer journal repair success story!
  • Tuesday May 3rd at 1:30 pm“Precision Drive Train Alignment is Critical to Rotating Equipment Efficiency” presented by Bob Bustin, OASIS Northeast Account Manager

We look forward to seeing you in Charlotte at our Booth #509. Visit the TAPPICon Website for more details!

Want to walk the show for FREE? – Download your FREE TAPPICon 2022 VIP Exhibit Hall Pass or contact us for more information!

In-Place Machining Company Acquires OASIS Alignment Services

Strategic Partnership Expands Precision Field Service Capabilities and Strengthens Commitment to Customer Service Excellence

In-Place Machine Company, LLC (IPM) is pleased to announce the acquisition of OASIS Alignment Services, LLC (OASIS) as part of a long-term growth strategy to expand reach and service offerings to customers and prospects across the U.S. and Canada. A globally recognized precision field machining company, IPM has long been the leader in onsite machining, diamond wire cutting, and industrial measurement services. Adding the experience, knowledge, and precision measurement and machine alignment capabilities of OASIS, increases IPM’s growing measurement and alignment division, and exponentially enhances the benefits to customers across multiple industries.

“In-Place Machining could not be more excited about the addition of OASIS Alignment Services to our Team,” said Dean Flint, President and CEO of IPM.“Their culture, geographic footprint, expertise in the alignment space, and their experienced high caliber group of technicians are a perfect fit for our growth strategy.”

“It was extremely important to me that OASIS join forces with a company that fully understands what it means to be in the field service industry,” said Ray Masse, former owner and CEO of OASIS Alignment Services. “I firmly believe that we found the right partner in In-Place Machining.”

Brian Hiltunen, President of OASIS Alignment Services, added “In the field service business, your people are your greatest asset. Both IPM and OASIS strongly value and believe in our people, and our company cultures are nearly identical.” Mr. Hiltunen continued saying, “Myself, as well as the entire OASIS team, are excited to be part of In-Place Machining Company and the potential for growth as a result of our partnership.”

OASIS Alignment Services provides 3D precision measurement, machine alignment, and mechanical services out of nine service centers located in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, California, Washington and Québec and Ontario, Canada. Their fleet of highly precise portable metrology instruments includes Leica AT960 and AT403 laser trackers, portable measuring arms, laser scanners, and optical tooling.

IPM also recently acquired Exact Metrology, an ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100 Rev D certified company that provides contract measurement and 3D scanning services, metrology equipment solutions, and hardware and software rentals. Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company has locations in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

With the acquisition of OASIS Alignment Services, all IPM customers will not only benefit from expanded precision field services, but closer proximity to these services from eighteen locations in the U.S. and Canada.

“The combination of Exact Metrology and OASIS Alignment Services as divisions of IPM give our great company a breadth and scale of high-end precision measurement capabilities that are unmatched in the industry,” noted Mr. Flint.

Contact Us Today— To learn more about OASIS Alignment Services visit oasisalignment.com. For more information on IPM’s unsurpassed field machining services, Call 414-562-2000 or visit inplace.com.

 

 

In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.

In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, California, and Ontario, Canada, is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large scale cutting & drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world. Learn the IPM Story »

 

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company

OASIS Alignment Services, Inc. provides 3-Dimensional Metrology Services, Precision Alignment Inspections and Diagnostics and Mechanical Services across a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, power generation, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, converting, printing, plastics, textiles and more. OASIS has completed thousands of successful projects since its inception in 1982 and continues to set industry standards in alignment procedures, specialized tooling and reporting techniques. OASIS operates service centers in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, California, Washington, and Ontario and Québec, Canada. For more Visit www.oasisalignment.com »

 

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moline, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plus affiliated offices throughout the country, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. Visit The Exact Metrology Website »

 

For More Information, Please Contact:

 

In-Place Machining Company
Dean Flint
3811 N. Holton St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Local: 414-562-2000
Toll Free: 800-833-3575
www.inplace.com

 

OASIS Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company
Brian Hiltunen
N922 Tower View Drive
Greenville, WI 54942
920-757-1583
www.oasisalignment.com

 

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company
Dean Solberg
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262-533-0800
www.exactmetrology.com

Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local: 513-831-6620
Toll Free: 866-722-2600
www.exactmetrology.com

Joe Wright
4715 15th St., A Moline, IL 61265
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com