Carver Machine Works Inc. was founded in 1976 by a father son team whose primary service revolved around industrial pump refurbishment for a locally operated chemical plant and mining facility. The founders developed methods to weld-repair cavitations in pump casings while limiting heat distortion of the overall unit. Because of new methods to stress relieve post welded areas, these pump casings could be reassembled and reused. This new method of repair provided the ability to refurbish worn components versus replacement with new original equipment manufacturers parts at considerable cost savings. From this initial customer and repair service, CMW grew its product offerings expanding on this method of repair. Over the next 20 years CMW continued their growth branching out into new types of equipment repair and new industries, primarily in the Pulp & Paper industry.
In 1996 the two primary stockholders began to divest themselves from the ownership of CMW by selling stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) trust. By achieving employee ownership, the continuity of the business was secured and each individual employee had a opportunity to hold a equity stake in the organization.
In 1998 CMW expanded the product offering by completing their ASME certification. This new quality system and certification allowed CMW to manufacture and repair pressure rated vessels including heat exchangers, tanks and piping.
In 2007, CMW embarked on a project to expand their manufacturing facility and add additional capabilities. The expansion would include an additional 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space as well as increasing overall size and weight capabilties. During this same year CMW also achieved Nadcap certification in fusion welding thru the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program. The expansion was completed in early 2008 with the final piece of equipment being relocated by years end.
In 2008, CMW secured a major contract associated with a US Military missile defense system and began manufacturing operations for several large design oriented Equipment Manufacturers.
Today, CMW continues to serve the same customer that we started with in 1976 as well as other growing industries such as Defense, Aerospace, Nuclear and Power Generation.