C.N.C. Machine Products, Inc. of Joplin, Missouri was incorporated in February, 1988. The Company leased a 5000 square foot building at 914 Kentucky. Its first products included hydraulic hose couplings, and products related to the oil field and aircraft industries. A qualified staff of four full-time employees began working one shift, five days a week. Under the talented guidance of Vice-President and manufacturing Manager Gary Hoofnagle, CNC experienced rapid growth. In January, 1989 two additional CNC Lathes were purchased. The number of employees grew to twelve, working two shifts six days a week.
A major expansion followed in 1993. Operations were moved to a newly purchased 25,000 square foot building. Equipment was added and employment grew to 75. In 1996,CNC doubled the size of it’s manufacturing plant and increase its staff to one hundred employees.