Rockford Precision Machine

Our History

John D. Casarotto Sr. began as an Engineer; he worked for Eaton, Greenlee, and Ingersoll during the early years.  He traveled working on engineering projects until 1987.

In 1987 John made the decision to open a small machine shop in the old Atwood building located on North Main Street in Rockford.  The space was 600sqft and he had 2 people with him.  It started with himself and his two sons.  His first customer was McDonalds Corporation and the first product he designed and built was a counter-weight for their grills.

In 1990 John’s business grew and he had to find more space.  He moved to the Greenlee building and started with 1000sqft and within two years expanded to 3000sqft. He had to bring on more employees to handle the work load and had 15 employees when he outgrew that space.

In 1997 he moved to the current location and had employed as many as 20 people.  During the economic downturn in 2007, 2008 and 2009 John was forced to reduce his workforce to 8.  While many small businesses were closing, John was able to find work and customers that allowed him to continue production. 

Today, Rockford Precision has 22 employees and a very diverse customer base.  Welding, Machining, Burning, Punching, Beveling and Forming are the core and future of the Rockford Precision business model.  There has been steady growth since 2010 and that is the foundation of our 7 year business plan.  

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