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Featured in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine

The road to Mars goes through Indiana and Major Tool & Machine! We are thrilled to announce that MTM was featured in the July 2019 edition of Indianapolis Monthly. Major Tool & Machine continues to be a proud partner and supporter of the American space industry supporting the Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engine program for NASA.

Four astronauts are awaiting launch in Orion’s crew module—a cone, the infrastructure, and panels of which were milled and machined at Major Tool & Machine in downtown Indianapolis. On board, the crew flips and toggles any number of switches that were fabricated just down I-65 in Southport at JFW Industries. Outside the spacecraft, mechanics and technicians perform last-minute checks on the service module atop aerial lift platforms made at Lift-A-Loft Corporation in Muncie.

Ignition. At Mission Control’s command, four RS-25 rockets, also made at Major Tool, ignite, creating a massive rumble that puts stress on the craft’s nuts, bolts, screws, and rivets, some of which were forged at Indiana Aircraft Hardware in Fortville. Any potential damage that rattle might cause is being mitigated by vibration-damping materials from Damping Technologies in Mishawaka.

The article also highlights our country’s growing need for skilled trades, and the ways that Major Tool & Machine is working to address these needs.

On its sprawling 600,000-square-foot Hillside neighborhood campus, the same facilities where the Orion rockets and crew module were built, the company has dedicated half of an entire structure, Building 4U, to classrooms and workshops. They’ve brought on two full-time on-staff instructors to give busloads of young men and women hands-on training in welding and machining. Major Tool also sends representatives out into communities, urban and rural, to let young adults know opportunity is out there. “Not every person understands that there are alternatives to college,” says Kevin Bowling, senior vice president at Major Tool. “Not everyone knows that they can earn a very good living in manufacturing. We engage at the high school and even middle school level to provide information for these kids to make the decision to be in manufacturing. We see it as a necessary investment to make sure we’re strong for the years to come.”

Click here to view the entire article.

Courtesy NASA

Sea Air Space Exposition

Come visit Major Tool & Machine at 2019 Sea Air Space, May 6-9 at Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Produced by Navy League of the United States, Sea Air Space is the preeminent Global Maritime Exposition.

Major Tool will be showcasing our manufacturing experience and uncompromising dedication in supporting naval systems and the warfighter.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you.

Stop by and see us, Potomac Ballroom - Booth 228

CNC Machinist Career Fair - March 23rd

Come join us at the upcoming Machinist Job Fair @ Major Tool & Machine!

Are you experienced in running CNC equipment or interested in learning from the best machinists in the industry? We are looking to fill critical positions for both CNC machinists and machine set-up teams.

Saturday, March 23rd 8AM-12PM

1450 E 20th St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Send us a Message if you'll be joining us!

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Raytheon EPIC Award Winner

Major Tool & Machine is honored to be recognized as a Raytheon EPIC award winner! The EPIC award recognizes a supplier’s overall excellence in performance, innovation, and collaboration for one or more Raytheon businesses. The EPIC award marks our most prestigious award to date, and is a proud addition amongst our numerous recognitions by Raytheon over the years. Major Tool & Machine is proud to support Raytheon throughout their various programs as we continue to develop and support their complex technological needs.