A Memorable Shop

Often, success hinges on the application of the right technology that’s well applied to the company’s manufacturing processes.

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For its smallest production work, Podmore Manufacturing uses many coil-fed Escomatic machines. ​

One of the best things about my job is the opportunity to learn about businesses in this industry. Writing about them allows me to get fairly in-depth about what they do to be successful. It’s interesting work.

Often, success hinges on the application of the right technology that’s well applied to the company’s manufacturing processes. However, almost 100 percent of the time, success is part of the company’s culture. It’s manifested in the management of the business and the workforce. When it works well, it’s a beautiful thing.

Years ago, we published an article with a focus in micro machining. The shop is Podmore Manufacturing, formerly Barry Podmore, located in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. For its really small parts (major diameters of 0.010 inch), the shop uses wire-fed Escomatic machines. You can read the article here .

But that’s not the end of the story. Later that year, I contacted the company as a customer looking for micro parts for a promotion PM was putting together for PMTS being held that year. I wrote a piece describing my positive experience with having my expectations exceeded. Click here to read it.

Customer service is another hallmark of a successful shop, and from my experience, these guys have it.