Longleaf Machining LLC announces new building

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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On Monday, Longleaf Machining LLC, announced the completion of a new building.

Owned by Thomas E. McMillan, Jr. of Brewton, the building is 8,000 sq. ft. and includes a 10-ton overhead crane system that will be used to load material and unload finished parts on a 2014 Okuma VTM-2000YB 5 axis CNC machine.

Increasing its machining capabilities, this machine greatly impacts the company and its production.

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This machine will allow for a 5-axis capability, and it can machine material up to 78 inches in diameter and 55 inches in length. The machine also has mill and lathe capabilities.

“This added capability sets us apart from most machine shops in our area. We already have a reputation of producing quality parts. Now we can produce larger parts in less time with great precision,” stated McMillan.

Many were in attendance for the unveiling of the new machinery.

Expounding on the impact the company already makes, McMillan shared, “We have some parts in the space station, some parts on commercial airlines, some on trains, ships, and military operations overseas,” said McMillan.

Before cutting the ribbon signifying the official opening, Mayor Yank Lovelace concluded, “It is my pleasure to be here today. This new facility means so much for Brewton and the jobs it creates.”