Thinking Lean

One of the keys to our quality at M.R.S. Machining is our strategic organization. Adhering to lean manufacturing 5-S principals (learn more here), MRS uses two key strategies for efficiency and quality. The result is higher productivity and better quality.

Work Cells

IMG 2400-MRS-0103With over 25 pieces of late-model, precision machinery, M.R.S Machining has the capability and capacity for high productivity in low to medium volume precision turned and machined parts. Maximizing that productivity helps keep your costs down while offering superior service and quality.

Our machinery is grouped in cells to maximize productivity and make the most of of our highly skilled operators. Cells generally consist of two or three machines with complementary capabilities.


IMG 2303-MRS-0006This row of machines is actually two cells specializing in big-bore lathes and long center distance turning. The lathe on the left is performing a deep hole "gun drilling" operation in addition to turning the long outer diameter. When those operations are completed, the operator conveniently switches the part to the machine across the aisle, eliminating steps and keeping consecutive operations in sequence.

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In-Process Inspection

8Q7A0282-MRS-0458Inspection of parts during machining operations and between multiple setups helps reduce scrap and assure you of better parts. Visit our shop and you'll see neatly organized workspaces with all the tools needed for the current operation, without the clutter of unneeded tools.

Working this way in conjunction with our cell floorplan, critical inspections are performed after operations, but before the next process. This real-time inspection assures you of quality parts delivered on time, every time.

Industries Served

Here are a few examples of market segments serviced by MRS Machining:

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

Machine Capabilities

  • Multitasking - 5-axis Turn/Mill
    • Diameter to 30"
    • Length to 40"
  • Turning - 2 to 4 axis
    • Diameter to 35"
    • Length to 80"
    • Large steady rests
    • Live tooling
  • Vertical Machining Centers
    • 3 and 4 axis
    • 60" x 27" x/y travels
  • Horizontal Machining Center
    • 30" cube travels
    • 500 mm pallet - 1° index

Done In One

Planning for success - That's how we ensure you of receiving the best value possible.

To that end, we carefully plan the process for every part we manufacture based on the design, quantity, material, and our specialized capabilities. We strive to minimize setups to reduce handling. In this way, we can improve delivery, reduce your cost, and provide you with a more accurate part.



M.R.S. Machining is...

M.R.S. Machining provides precision machining services to the oil & gas, aerospace, energy, medical, food service, and industrial products industries throughout the U.S.A. Equipped with the very latest in turning, milling, and multi-tasking machining technology, we provide a wide range of services including value-adds like assembly, tag and bag, and surface finishing. A women-owned small business since 1986, we have built our business on relationships and family values.

Let us introduce you to the value of precision.

Our Mission

Our mission is to produce the highest quality parts utilizing the finest equipment.

We are dedicated and will strive to satisfy every customer through enthusiastic effort, friendly service and teamwork. The employees are the source of our strength and the key to the successful fulfillment of our mission.

Multitasking Turn/Mill

Some of our most efficient machines combine milling and turning capabilities with additional controlled axes. This impressive capability allows us to perform most or all of the required operations in one setup. The result is more accurate parts in less time.

Continuous Improvement

M.R.S. Machining is committed to continuous improvement in our equipment, people, and facilities. Our equipment list, for example, is listed in order of acquisition. We work with local high schools and CVTC, Chippewa Valley Technical College to improve their skilled trades programs. Ongoing education is another aspect of our in-house training to nurture our workers' skills.