Jim Dunkin purchased Deluxe Machine in 1998. It was a primarily a screw machine shop but also had some CNC machining centers that were greatly underutilized. Jim had studied Manufacturing Engineering at Cleveland State University, and held several plant management positions within the OEM supply industry for more than 35 years. His vision for Deluxe was to become an efficient, highly valued short run, just-in-time precision machining supplier to small and medium sized OEM’s.
Jim’s plan to accomplish his goal included expanding the CNC machining capabilities, refining internal operating and manufacturing systems while focusing on individual customer inventory control needs. These needs included flexible scheduling, customized delivery programs, and up-front engineering assistance to ensure optimum component manufacturability.
Thanks to Jim’s farsightedness and persistence in implementing his plan, Deluxe is enjoying a growing list of satisfied customers.