Browse by Editorial Category
Browse by Edition Date

March 2022

Skip Navigation Links.
Expand Additive ManufacturingAdditive Manufacturing
Expand Applying TechnologyApplying Technology
Collapse Current NewsCurrent News
Compact Pressure-Sensitive Labeler
Atlanta Gear Works Earns Timken Platinum Certification
Second Annual Fundraiser at Barbco Inc. Wrap-Up
Automation Advancements Event April 5-8
CNC Indexing and Feeding Technologies Named Exclusive U.S. Importer
Creform to Feature AGVs Workstations and More at Modex 2022
Culper Capital Partners Announces The Producto Group
Auto-Generated 2D Drawings to Improve Quality
GE Appliances Invests in Georgia
New Plant to Support Steelmakers
LiftOne Acquires Atlanta Operations from Briggs Equipment
Machining Concepts Receives Aerospace Manufacturing Certification
Automated Ram Height Adjustment Solution
Methods Machine Tools Acquires Koch Machine Tool
MFG 2022 Driving Manufacturing Change
Mid Atlantic Machinery Announces Automation Company
Innovation with Connect Technology
NSK Americas Acquires Alliance Bearing Repair
OZ Lifting to Show Full Range at MODEX
MW Industries Acquires Ideal Fasteners
3D Data Solution Speeds Time to Market
Shimifrez Extends AS9100 Certification
Signode to Highlight StorFast Technology at MODEX 2022
New Sintering Vacuum Furnace
Solar Atmospheres of California Adds Small Furnace Capacity
Solve Industrial Motion Group Acquires Bearings Limited and Tritan Brand
Sybridge Technologies Completes Acquisitions
Tormach Inc. Expands in the U.S.
Transor Filter Announces Move to Larger Facility
TriMech Acquires MACDAC Engineering and Compumachine Assets
Unison Tube and Moore Machine Tools Team Up
VBG Group Acquires The Carlyle Johnson Machine Co.
Walter Surface Technologies Acquires Allegro Industries
Expand Education-TrainingEducation-Training
Expand Material HandlingMaterial Handling
Expand People In The NewsPeople In The News
Expand Quality ControlQuality Control

show all editions →

Click here to watch Tutorial Videos >

Methods Machine Tools Acquires Koch Machine Tool

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Texas-based Koch Machine Tool. Methods announced in October 2021 its intent to purchase Koch to grow its reach into the regional machining market as part of its national expansion strategy.

"This is a big day for Methods. We open the New Year formally welcoming the terrific Koch team and their legacy of technical and service expertise to Methods. This expansion is an important step in our long-term investment in the Texas/Louisiana region to accelerate our national growth and bring our industry-leading portfolio to more customers," said Mark Wright, Methods President and CEO.

Effective immediately, Methods assumes ownership of Koch's facilities in Texas, as it pursues new opportunities across the region's diversified industries. Existing Koch customers now benefit from Methods' national ecosystem and can engage Methods directly for ongoing and new purchase ordering and services.

Mike Koch will retain the title of Co-General Manager of these locations for a period of three years to facilitate the acquisition.

"In joining Methods, we can expand on our more than 50 years of business in this territory with greater investment in Texas and Louisiana, with the same focus to help our customers solve and service their most complex business needs," said Koch.

Don Miller, a 35-year industry veteran and most recently general manager of Methods' Illinois and Wisconsin offices, transitions to Texas as the other Co-General Manager to oversee the expansion of this territory.

Under Miller's seven-plus years of leadership, the Illinois and Wisconsin offices returned to profitability early on, then focused on market share growth. The territory is poised for further expansion, in part due to new investment in a state-of-the-art facility that opened in Gilberts, IL, last year. Miller now returns to Texas, where he earned his B.S. in Engineering Technology/Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.

"I am thrilled to welcome Koch Machine team members to Methods and for them to join us at a very exciting time for the Texas/Louisiana region," said Miller. "Methods has the right products for these markets. In addition to harnessing the Koch legacy, we will aggressively pursue additional talented sales, service and application engineering personnel so we can help existing and new customers realize the value of their partnership with Methods."

As part of the acquisition, Methods will represent select Weiler machine tools within its expanding product portfolio.

For more information contact:

Koch Machine Tool

8500 Westland West Blvd.

Houston, TX 77041


Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

65 Union Avenue

Sudbury, MA 01776

877-MMT-4CNC (877-668-4262)

< back