Matching Persistence

Rand Machine Is Under New Management

From left, Harry Greenhouse, partner, Greg Wales, chief financial officer, Kurt Grimm, CEO and president, and Peter Tur, partner, administration for Rand Machine, which is under new ownership, Premier Precision Machining. P-J photo by William Mohan

FALCONER–Rand Machine is under new ownership and has a bright future for Falconer, according to company officials.

The new owner is Premier Precision Machining, and while the corporate parent is different, the name of the plant in Falconer will not change.

This is the result of recent changes at the Allen Street plant. Its portfolio includes machining and tooling for the rail, gas, oil and defense industries. After purchasing Rand in 2017, parters Peter Tur, Harry Greenhouse, Greg Wales and Kurt Grimm began to set major changes in motion. Among them was new machinery, extensive contracts and expansion of the workforce.

To celebrate Rand’s new ownership and grand reopening, numerous officials were invited to tour the plant. The event took place on Oct. 26 at the Allen Street factory.

“What we’re doing today is showing off the changes in the facility and also having a job fair,” said Troy Rinaldo, sales and business development manager.

The changes are something Rinaldo is very proud to see. However, getting Rand to its current point has not been without its challenges.

Finding qualified employees is extremely challenging. However, the difficult part is finding workers who will practice safety as well as a commitment to stay clean.

“Drug testing is a big issue, . . . because we are 100 percent on safety here,” Rinaldo said.

The upside is Rand is willing, ready and able to train any qualified person.

“That is the biggest thing,” Rinaldo said.

Despite the challenges, Rand’s hard work is paying off. After only a year, Rinaldo can only call the subsequent months “fantastic.”

“Guys are great, management team is excellent, they do a great job of caring about their people,” Rinaldo said.

The equipment is some of the newest in the precision industry. Perhaps, the machine Rand takes its pride in the most is the Hwacheon M2 universal five axis machine. This machine is flexible for all applications and can produce any piece no matter how complicated. Some applications the machine is capable of include liquid crystal display covers for electronics and parts for the automotive industry. The machine can run on complete five or three plus two axle programs. The machine is mainly used for molds. In particular, it offers accurate precision and cutting angles based on customer requirements.

Among the attendees were customers and vendors of Rand, members of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi, Jamestown Development Director Vince DeJoy, state Assemblyman Andy Goodell and a representative for U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning.

To request a business quote visit online at randmachine.com or call 665-5217. Rand Machine is located at 2072 Allen St. Ext. in Falconer.

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