Marten Machining, Stevens Point, Wis. is thriving in a 30,000-sq.ft. shop, 30 years after starting out in a two-car garage. In November, the shop will take delivery on its 22nd Hermle machine.
A successful job shop is often a very personal effort — the result of insights and hard work by an individual or a family or group. Other times, a shop’s success can be framed as the outcome of well-conceived, well developed, well chosen manufacturing technology. In certain cases, a job shop’s success derives from both personal and technical achievements. Al Marten started his small business with nothing more than his own passion for creating well-turned parts and an acute ...
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