This week marks the second post in our blog series Machine Shop Of The Week, and we are happy to say we found a shop in our home state of California. So without further delay we would like to introduce Burch Micro Machining of Napa, Ca.
How did you get started? And how has the journey been so far?
Well, the business was started in 1986 by Arthur Burch who began as an apprentice on Mare Island during WW2. After working there for many years and going through the pilot training program, the war ended and he ended up as a B29 mechanic at Travis Air Force Base. He went on to run a motorcycle shop and was the mechanic for his race team. When the time came to move on he found this shop space and brought his knowledge with him!
What are some struggles you have had along the way of growing your shop/business?
The greatest struggle has been learning the effective use of social media and online marketing strategies. Finding where we can get the most out of out money is an on going battle.
What should we know that makes your shop/business unique?
We find that our customers become long time friends more often than not! Having lunch with several of our past customers is a regular Friday for us!
What are your capabilities/services?
Our services range anywhere from repair to making parts and prototype! We also bore motorcycle cylinders and other small engines!
Do you specialize in working in a particular industry or industries?
We’re smack dab in the middle of wine country where hundreds of business revolving around agriculture are based. We have no specializations listed but wine production repairs and bottling line parts are not uncommon sights in our shop!
Tell us about a unique job you’ve done.
Many interesting one off jobs come through our doors but one that sticks out to me is a recent one where a customer asked us to mount a Rolls Royce hood ornament to a walking stick!
Website – http://burchmicromachining.com
Phone – (707) 257-7229
Mailing Address – 1790 Tanen St. Napa, CA
Owner(s) – Arthur Burch & Joseph Gabrielian
We at KriXis Consulting would like to thank Burch Micro Machining for their time and letting us get to know them. If you have not had the chance to view our first post in the series, be sure to check out Caliber Automation.
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