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Stecker Machine Company Celebrates 50 Years

(l-r) Brad Kurtzweil, Co-President; Jerry Stecker, retired President and company founder; Brian Stecker, Co-President; Matt Oswald, Human Resources and Marketing Manager; Dave Mills, Applications Engineer

Stecker Machine Company, a family-owned CNC machine shop with 265+ employees, is celebrating 50 years of business success in 2023.

What began as a tool and die shop in a garage has grown into a world-class shop with two facilities and 316,000 sq. ft. of total space in southern Manitowoc County, WI, near the town of Newton.

Jerry Stecker, who started the company with his brother Charles, reflected on the accomplishment: "It is a classic American story of hard work and long-term success. I love that our CNC machine shop took on tough projects, has grown despite challenges and continues to thrive throughout this remarkable journey."

Stecker Machine uses best-in-class CNC manufacturing and state-of-the-art robots to create custom-machined parts from metal castings, primarily aluminum and iron. Stecker Machine meets customers' needs with accuracy, reliable consistency and efficient process cycle times.

"We could not be more proud of this milestone. I am thankful for having built strong relationships with customers, suppliers and employees," said Jerry, who transferred leadership of the company to Brian Stecker and Brad Kurtzweil in 2015.

Brad Kurtzweil and Brian Stecker are Co-Presidents, Matt Oswald oversees Human Resources and marketing and Dave Mills is Applications Engineer.

"Jerry did a great job of setting us up to be successful," said Kurtzweil. "What we are now doing is building upon a phenomenal base."

Brian Stecker said, "We have followed Jerry's early business strategies: focus on solving customers' needs, do not back down from a challenge, reinvest back into the company (both through technology and people) and put a priority on company culture."

Brian added, "Without question, our employees make Stecker Machine what we are. None of our success happens without dedicated, passionate people. We all contribute to a working environment where they can grow and succeed."

That philosophy has resulted in consistent growth over the decades, with many team members remaining with Stecker Machine while other manufacturers experienced a lot of turnover.

"We are always looking for people who are the right fit for Stecker Machine," Brad said.

"We are also incredibly thankful for the people of Manitowoc County, especially the Town of Newton," Brad continued. "It is important for us to support the community, whether it is the local fire departments, first responders or even the little league baseball team. It is a win-win for Stecker and the community."

Brad said, "We will take a moment to enjoy this momentous accomplishment. Then, we will get right back to growing and expanding our machining capabilities without sacrificing quality or our core values that have made us successful. We are coming off a record year in sales, and the future looks bright for Stecker Machine. It is awesome we made it this far, and we look forward to another 50."

For more information contact:

Stecker Machine Company

5107 County Road C

Manitowoc, WI 54220


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