Winn Manufacturing – Established in 1995
Winn Manufacturing, Inc. was established in April of 1995 by Steve Winn. We take pride in making on time deliveries of quality machined components. Because of this commitment we expanded in 1996 with the purchase of a 4500 square foot building in Granville, NY, which is the company’s present location. A short time later Winn Manufacturing, Inc. hired its first employee, the company now has 6 people working in the shop.
The first 2 years most of the company’s workload came from a local lighting manufacturer, doing maintenance machining for the local slate quarries and manufacturing companies in the immediate area.
In early 1997 Winn Manufacturing, Inc. purchased its first CNC lathe and began doing production work for a gray iron foundry. This relationship expanded requiring us to add another CNC lathe in the middle of 1998. In the following years through a commitment of producing quality machined parts and making on time deliveries, we have expanded our customer base. This has required us to update and purchased more equipment. We are always looking to build new relationships with companies and are willing to expand with capacity or people as needed for new projects.
Winn Speed Lock Vise – Invented in 2006
Steve Winn began working in machine shops in 1974 and then attended trade school at Hudson Valley Community College in the machining processes program. Through the years he became proficient with fixture building and designing fixtures to be used on milling machinery and CNC equipment. Once he started his own company, it gave him the freedom to think little more out of the box.
In 2006 he came up with the idea for the Winn Speed Lock Vise. Once the design was finalized and proved out. All of the vises at Winn Mfg. were modified to use the Speed Lock quick change vise jaw system. After using it in house for over 5 years, Winn Mfg. decided that is was a patentable product and began the patent process in 2012. Once the patent was filed and the design was protected while it was Patent Pending, Winn Mfg. began producing and selling the Winn Speed Lock Vise in 2013. On April 7th of 2015 the Patent Office awarded Steve Winn Patent #8,998,190 for the Winn Speed Lock Vise integrated with the Quick Change Vise Jaw System.
The shop’s main business in still the contract machine work though. We have the capability of turning up to a 16″ diameter on two of our three CNC lathes. Most the work for these two CNC lathes are mid range production lots of 10 to 500 piece lots. The third smaller CNC lathe has a 10″ maximum diameter capacity and designed to produce smaller parts with larger lots sizes. All of our CNC lathes are able to hold the tolerances that are used for standard bearing fits that are used in the manufacturing industry.
Our group of CNC machining centers include both vertical and horizontal machining centers with pallet changers. The pallet changing machines help keep our pricing competitive. We have the capability of milling and drilling parts as large as 48″ by 28″ on a vertical machining center. The three machines with the pallet changers though are more suited to larger and or repeating production runs. These machines has a size capacity up to 28″ by 18″ and the capacity of our horizontal is rated as a 16″ cube.
The concept that we use in these cells of machines with the pallets changers is that we do everything we can to make our change over from job to job quickly. We do this by keeping the job tooling organized and we purchase enough tool holders for the equipment to keep the cutting tools setup and ready to go.
Winn Manufacturing’s goal is to provide our customers with quality CNC machined parts on time. This leads to profitability for our customers and Winn Manufacturing.
As a manufacturing company we understand the time it takes to change out vise jaws. Time is money, and every second you waste switching these is time you could be using to finish your project. Quit wasting valuable time changing out vise jaws for your next project. With the Winn Speed Lock Vise you can easily change out your vise jaws in as little as 30 seconds!