Did You Know About Our Machine Shop?
October 20, 2017
Did you know that the Opportunity Center runs a fully functioning machine shop? 

The 9500 square foot area houses all kinds of tools and machinery that allow us to create custom, locally made products.  We feature a Kern high speed engraver, two laser cutters (400 watt for most materials and 30 watt for smaller,
less resilient products like cups and glasses), and standard hydraulic presses—all run by two main employees. 

By and large, our most popular products are our trophies and awards. We create and engrave these products for races, athletics, and other events, which are sold to everyone from individual buyers to local schools to major companies like Federal Mogul and Suhner Manufacturing. We’ve been providing this service for about 5 years.

We also have the privilege of working with the U.S. Government through a contract we’ve had since the early 80’s. We supply a Fitting Kit that features 88 different brass fittings, which are used for air/brake lines in military vehicles. The Fitting Kit is laser cut, welded, painted, and assembled entirely in our shop!