New equipment allows for bigger jobs at Kentucky Machine
by Justin McGill, General Manager -- jmcgill@cadizrecord.com
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Kentucky Machine & Engineering founder and co-owner Chappel Allen (left) says a new floor boring mill will allow the Cadiz manufacturer to take on larger jobs than it previously could. Pictured with Allen are co-owner Greg Allen (front right), supervisor Anthony Stovall (back left) and operator Cloys Fears.</i>
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Kentucky Machine & Engineering founder and co-owner Chappel Allen (left) says a new floor boring mill will allow the Cadiz manufacturer to take on larger jobs than it previously could. Pictured with Allen are co-owner Greg Allen (front right), supervisor Anthony Stovall (back left) and operator Cloys Fears.

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Thanks to a new CNC floor boring mill, Kentucky Machine & Engineering is now able to complete larger jobs than ever.

“This machine is going to open a lot of doors for us,” KME founder and co-owner Chappel Allen said. “A lot of our business is with aluminum mills and steel mills. We have customers in 11 different states. This will open the door for us to do their big work. It’s going to be a tremendous asset.”

The machine allows for 20 feet of horizontal travel and 18 feet vertical. Allen said it’s the largest CNC computerized machine he knows of between Atlanta and St. Louis.

“It was a big decision,” Allen said of the $1.6 million investment that he anticipates to pay for itself in seven years. “We’ve got some repeat jobs, and we’ve been able to do those in about 30 percent less time with the new machine.”

Allen said the machine is much easier to program than KME’s other equipment.

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