Tom A. Chacon, owner of Boring Machine Corporation, Fridley, has been named Minnesota Minority Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The award recognizes Chacon for excellence in his field, demonstrated leadership, and community involvement.
Boring Machine Corporation is a minority-owned company providing precision machine parts for medical, aerospace, general aviation, and the defense industry. They machine build customized designs of medium to complex parts made from all alloys and plastics. Their major customer is Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
Boring Machine has the technology, systems and capabilities to be a full service supplier to industries needing custom, high quality precision machining. Boring Machine Corporation’s track record in supplying the Aircraft and Aerospace Industries demonstrate its excellence and commitment to quality. Boring Machines system can handle the documentation and traceability requirement for doing full assembly. Capabilities include: CNC machining centers, climate-controlled manufacturing, engineering and design support, tool room support, state-of-the-art inspection facility, and full-assembly capability.
Boring Machine Corporation has been adapting Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Techniques to ensure continuous improvement and world class quality to customers. Chacon knows the value of talented, dedicated employees. He says, "We have a small turnover rate and our average years of service are more than 10 years. We have 33 employees of which 25% are of minority descent.”
Chacon is a participant in SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program and is also certified with SBA as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).