30 years ago this month, November 1983, J&D Machine started in the basement of our family home in New Hampshire. Back when we started, we only had a few cam machines and a cam shaper, and we did not know that we would become the successful CNC machining company we are today. 30 years later we only have CNCs (and a few more of them). In 1985 we moved into our first commercial space. We had 1250 square feet in our unit, and that’s when we added our first CNC machine. Back then we did a lot of electronics work as well as defense work. We stayed in that space for about 12 years and eventually tripled our space in 1997 when we purchased 3 identical units a few buildings over. This is where we still do business today. We currently have about 4000 square feet of manufacturing space, and 7 CNC machines. At our peak in 2009, just before the recession hit, we had 9 CNC machines.
It is hard to believe that so much time has gone by from that time we had those cam machines in the basement. We are so happy to have been able to see this industry change and grow over the last three decades, and to watch it continue to grow. We have some clients that have been with us from almost the very beginning, and we are grateful for all the relationships we have built.
As always, we look forward to the coming years and have no plans of slowing down. The changes we are seeing the manufacturing industry in general are exciting, and we often can’t believe how far we’ve come. We wish everyone a fantastic holiday season and a happy and fruitful 2014!
The J&D Machine Team