How It’s Done – MiniMachine

MiniMachine of Bend, OR will be manufacturing parts for the M-9 pistol (above)

Here’s the latest in our series of govcon success stories:

MiniMachine, a PNDC member company located in Bend, Oregon, was recently awarded a contract to manufacture and supply components for the U.S. Army’s M9 pistol.

MiniMachine is a small woman owned business, specializes in the precision manufacturing of micro and ultra miniature machined components.   Historically, they have focused on the medical, telecom, and electronics industries but have been interested in supporting the government through contracting ever since the 9/11 attacks.

In recent years, MiniMachine has won three Department of Defense contracts: the first for a specialized hand reamer for an armament system and the second for an extractor assembly that was used on 155mm projectile mortar weapons.   The third contract, and indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity win was for the 9MM pistol components mentioned earlier.

MiniMachine has used many resources to successfully navigate the “process” of becoming a vendor to the Government including the Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP) and numerous third party companies (i.e. FASPAC, Coyle & Company LLC, and IHS Global).  However, Mike Rosenboom, Vice-President of MiniMachine, attributes MiniMachine‘s current momentum in receiving contract awards to his affiliation with PNDC.  PNDC connected Mike with the Northwest Alliance Group, another PNDC member company that specializes in helping companies through the government contract process.  The two companies have worked together to ensure that successful bids come back as actual orders.

All in all, MiniMachine regards government contracting as a good investment.  Besides the obvious benefits of increased revenue and stable future earnings, working through the process has honed their core capabilities as a small parts manufacturer.  It has exposed their team to very concise and robust documentation requirements that have helped them improve their own internal and external communications.

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For more information on MiniMachine, Inc please visit their website at:  http://minimachine.com/.

For more information on Northwest Alliance Group, LLC please visit their website at:  http://www.nwalliancegroup.com/

Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP) at http://gcap.org

For government contracting assistance please contact PNDC: info@pndc.us.

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