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Portland Precision Under New Management

Portland Precision Manufacturing Co. - Portland, OR

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Portland Precision Under New Management

Press release date: February 13, 2014

After 47 years, Portland Precision is under new management. Long time employees Stan Pelster and Ralph Southmayd are taking over for the President and founder of the Company Gene Bensene.

Portland Precision is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading manufacturers of precision CNC machined parts, prototypes and assembled components. Specializing in high quality, they maintain strict ISO 9001-2008 standards and are ITAR registered . Their inspection capabilities include their advanced Zeiss Contura G2.

Portland Precision specializes in machining a wide variety of materials  including your standards like aluminum and stainless steel, as well as your exotic plastics, titanium, tungsten and many more. They also offer in-house engineering assistance and complete secondary operations, including metal finishing and assembly. Industries & applications include semiconductor, optical, medical, marine, military and electronic, to just name a few.

The new owners, President Stan Pelster and Vice President Ralph Southmayd are both Oregon natives. Both started working at Portland Precision over 30 years ago, working their way up through the company from the shop floor to their current positions as Co-owners.

With their backgrounds, both Stan and Ralph fully understand the importance of combining the latest in CNC machining technology, with a stable team of talented machinists. They look forward to taking Portland Precision to the next level, as they plan to purchase this spring, the latest CNC Milling equipment. They also plan to expand in-house training, to meet the ever growing demand of the high tech industries they serve. The company prides themselves on providing a good home for their employees, reflected in the fact that their employees average 15 plus years each with the company. 

As Co-Owners, Stan and Ralph divide and conquer, complementing each other in their positions and skill sets. Stan is responsible to the smooth running of the shop, while Ralph is in the office, handling the sales and marketing. Ralph mentioned that one of the many things that he enjoys about working at Portland Precision, is that it is "exciting, fast paced and very challenging".

Gene Bensene started Portland Precision in 1967. Gene still maintains an office at the Company, and comes in a few times a week to assist with quoting. With retirement, Gene plans on traveling.



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