MSTC graduates own local business

July 10, 2012

From “Phil Hartley column: MSTC graduates own local business” — SKS Machine Inc. is locally owned and operated in Wisconsin Rapids. The three owners of SKS — David Serafin, Patrick Smolarek and Daryl Kingery — all are proud graduates of the Mid-State Technical College machine tool program. SKS services companies are located from the east to west coast of the United States, including here in the Wisconsin Rapids area.

“SKS Machine is a precision machine house,” said David Serafin, president of SKS. “We specialize in (computer numerical control) machining. The parts we manufacture service the medical, aerospace and paper industries.”

SKS distinguishes itself in its industry by combining key machines, such as a 60-tool machine or a four-axis turning center, with the necessary support machines. By utilizing these tools, along with vigorous work procedure and safety measures, SKS is able to provide high quality products with competitive pricing and on-time delivery. SKS is certified and registered as meeting the nationally recognized quality system requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

SKS prides itself in providing the machining of hard-to-build items, including 3-dimensional surfacing along with high speed machining of aluminum “hogouts.” In addition, SKS routinely produces items of critically close tolerances. The company specializes in short-to-medium production runs, allowing exceptional attention to detail, a higher degree of accuracy and quick turn-around service.

SKS is not your “grandfather’s machine shop” — it is a high-end, high-tech facility that needs a highly skilled workforce. If you have a student in your family looking for a career track, companies like SKS Machine Inc. — with their combination of state-of-the-art-technology, clean and climate-controlled facility, quality concepts and skilled manufacturing — are a great example of future companies that will thrive and help our community grow now and in the future.

SKS is committed to continuous improvement of the manufacturing process by providing an environment that supports communication and teamwork between employees, suppliers, and customers. SKS Machine Inc. is a growing business in the Heart of Wisconsin.


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