In February of 1988, CNC Machine Products was founded in Joplin, Missouri. A sister company of Sebastian Equipment Company, our founders established CNC to fill a hole in the manufacturing industry with a focus on providing parts for the agriculture, oil, and aircraft industries. The company began in a leased, 5,000 square foot building at 914 Kentucky Avenue. A qualified office staff and four, full-time machine operators started working one shift, five days a week. After experiencing rapid growth, they purchased two additional lathes in January the next year and hired eight more employees which increased production capacity to two shifts, six days a week.
CNC Machine Products quickly outgrew their first location. In June of 1989, they purchased a 15,000 square foot facility at the corner of 9th Street and Grand Avenue, and the number of employees grew to 18. In January of 1990, two more lathes were added to the production floor, and the employment number expanded to 32.
In 1993, operations moved to a 25,000 square foot building at the corner of 20th Street and Maiden Lane. They purchased multiple machines and employment grew to 75. Between 1996 and 2012, CNC added onto this building three times, growing to 50,000 square feet. The staff also increased gradually to nearly 100.
In 2013, CNC Machine Products outgrew their building once again. In October of that year, construction began on a new building that would function as the sawing facility and as raw material storage. In March of 2014, they completed construction and were able to move the saw operations to Webb City. Since then, CNC Machine Products has continued to expand their machine capabilities and explore new methods to increase both their quality and production.