Rand Machine To Host Grand Reopening, Job Fair

FALCONER — Premier Precision Machining is pleased to announce the grand reopening of Rand Machine Products.

Rand has been in the manufacturing business for nearly three quarters of a century. In October 2017, Rand was purchased by Premier Precision Machining. Through strong leadership, significant investments in technology, process, people and facilities, Rand is now positioned to take advantage of both existing and new opportunities in the defense, aerospace, industrial and commercial arenas.

Jason Ruhlman, previous owner and now program manager of Rand, told The Post-Journal that when Rand was purchased in October 2017, they had 54 employees. He said in the last year they have hired 16 additional employees, having a total of 70.

On Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, Premier Precision Machining will open their doors to their valued customers, vendors, neighbors and friends to celebrate the grand Reopening, new ownership and the achievements of the past year. Also taking place will be a job fair. Rand is looking for the right employees and are actively looking for machinists, CNC lathe and mill operators, engineers, quality control CMM operators and programmers. Interested applicants should visit Rand, located at 2072 Allen St. Ext., Falconer, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to fill out an application.

“When we first looked at Rand back in 2017, we saw so much potential — a highly skilled employee base, loyal customers, exceptional subcontractors — they had all the parts, they just lacked the resources to pull it all together. It has been a lot of hard work, but thanks to the team at Rand, we have made significant changes and come out with an improved outlook for the future. The possibilities are exciting,” said Greg Wales, managing partner and chief financial officer.

“We have a talented, resilient workforce, second to none. A culture of quality, team work and a fierce desire to thrive,” Ruhlman said. “We are thankful for where we are and where we are going, knowing we get to do it together.”

Many customers have already benefited from the positive changes.

“The new ownership has embraced new and emerging technology. We have transitioned to a fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning system, allowing us to manage our jobs more effectively, improving productivity, increasing efficiencies, streamlining our processes and providing our customers with better, faster, and more accurate delivery times,” said Rachael Hasson, quality control.

In addition to the Enterprise Resource Planning system, Rand has made a significant investment in facilities and equipment — including new four-axis, multi-spindle CNC lathes, new five-axis machining center, new non-destructive testing lab, new paint lab, as well as transitioning to a cellular manufacturing floor plan layout and utilizing lean manufacturing principles. These changes all took place in 2018, with many more improvements to come. Rand is committed to be a leader in the custom/build-to-print manufacturing services for the industries we serve through the utilization of strong business practices as well as investing in and embracing new technology.

“The changes in the last year are driven by our renewed commitment to the industries we serve and our willingness to evolve with the times to meet their changing needs,” said Kurt Grimm, president and chief executive officer. “I know where Rand was and see the path Rand is on now. With the hard work and dedication of our team I am excited to see how this company is propelled into the future and those on the ride with us.”