Strategic Partnership Expands Industrial Machining and Repair Capabilities and Strengthens Commitment to Providing Customer Service Excellence

March 7, 2023 | Milwaukee, WI – In-Place Machine Company, LLC (IPM) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Western Machine Works, LLC (WMW) as part of a long-term growth strategy to expand reach and service offerings to customers and prospects across the U.S. and Canada. Globally recognized as the premier provider of high-precision industrial solutions, IPM has long been the leader in on-site machining, diamond wire cutting and drilling, and alignment and measurement services. Adding the expertise in engineering and precision machine shop services of WMW to the extensive field machining capabilities and solutions of IPM, greatly enhances the benefits to customers across a multitude of industries.

“IPM could not be happier about Western Machine Works joining our great Team,” said Dean Flint, President and CEO of In-Place Machining Company. “Their highly skilled, experienced group of engineers and machinists are committed to providing exceptional service to heavy industrial markets such as pulp & paper, marine, steel, and wind and hydropower generation.” Mr. Flint added, “WMW has a reputation for being the best of the best. Their location, end markets, and service offerings, as well as their company culture, make them an outstanding fit for our customers, and for our overall growth strategy.”

“This is a very exciting time for WMW”, said Greg Allen, SVP and General Manager of Western Machine Works. “It was very important to us that we partner with a company that excels in machining and has experience in the industries we serve. IPM’s onsite machining capabilities and experience are unmatched and complement the services we provide to create a unique benefit to our customer base.” Mr. Allen added, “I am confident that our employees and our customers, will benefit greatly from this new venture.”

Based in Portland, Oregon, Western Machine Works, LLC is a highly respected in-house machining and engineering firm that specializes in the repair, refurbishing, and design of large-scale, precision components, including pulp and paper rolls, wind turbine main shafts, hydro-electric components, and more. Founded in 1985 to provide precision roll grinding, balancing, and general machining services for the pulp and paper industry, WMW leveraged its expertise to provide engineered solutions to wind power, hydroelectric, steel manufacturing, marine, and other heavy industries.  

In-Place Machining Company continues to grow and strengthen its capabilities by adding leaders in industrial solutions to its team. With the newest addition of Western Machine Works, LLC to the IPM Machining Services Division as well as its strong Measurement & Alignment Services Division of OASIS Alignment Services, Exact Metrology, and East Coast Metrology, IPM brings a level of experience, knowledge, tooling, and service that is unrivaled in the industry.

In-Place Machining Company:

With seventeen facilities across the United States and Canada, In-Place Machining Company is the premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, large-scale cutting & drilling, 3D scanning, and measurement and alignment services for a wide range of industries including renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world. For more, visit

Western Machine Works: A Division of In-Place Machining Company

Western Machine Works, LLC helps companies improve production efficiency by providing engineering and precision machine shop services including industrial repair, shaft manufacturing, precision roll grinding, thermal spray services, and roll manufacturing. Located in Portland, OR, WMW provides services to heavy industries including pulp and paper, wind and hydropower generation, marine, steel, and more. For more visit


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