CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF GIVING

Our OEM Customers a Competitive Advantage

1973

The Beginning

Stecker Machine Company (SMC) is founded as a tool and die shop by Jerry and Charles Stecker

1979

Investment

SMC purchases a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine (the first of many) and inspection equipment

1984

1984

Relocation

SMC growth prompts a relocation just south of Manitowoc, WI; over the next decade, several additions are made

1999-1x

1999

Growth

The company grows to over 100 employees

2001-building

2001

New Home

The company moves to its current location (in the town of Newton) now known as Plant 1; 100,000 ft2 for manufacturing, 10,000 ft2 for offices

2008-1x

2008

Addition

Customer demand results in more growth; SMC builds a 45,000 ft2 addition (Bay 5) for storing castings and finished parts

2012

2012

New Building

Continued success leads to a second building, 81,000 ft2 of expanded production space (Plant 2)

2015

2015

New Leadership

Jerry Stecker retires, passing leadership to Brad Kurtzweil and Brian Stecker

2019

2019

More Growth

Plant 2 expands by an additional 80,000 ft2; SMC total space hits 316,000 ft2

2022

2022

Accolades

SMC is named a “Top Shop” by Modern Machine Shop and presented with the award at the International Manufacturing Technology Show

2023

2023

50th Anniversary

With 270 employees, 100 CNC machines, 11 Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), and 12 robots, SMC celebrates its 50th anniversary with record annual sales

The Future

Long-Term Vitality

Stecker Machine continues to focus on what sets us apart: modern working conditions (flexible scheduling, air conditioning, transparent communication); dedicated and experienced machinists; state-of-the-art equipment; and a laser focus on quality

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Customers connect with Stecker on many levels, from our sales team (who speak machining and manufacturing) to managers/shop leads to engineers to leadership. Throughout our organization, you’ll feel a dedicated commitment to customers’ needs.

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