Who Are We?
In 1986″Chuck” Charles Dehney wanted to help companies who need custom items fabricated from sheet metal. That’s why he started Precise Industries out of his Lowell, Massachusetts, home garage. In the small space where he once parked his car, he placed just three sheet metal machine tools … a kick press, hand brake and a kick shear.
Chuck called his new company Precise Industries, because of the precision work he could do with sheet metal using just the three tools he had. After putting the word out about his new shop, he made and delivered his first order of 100 aluminum boxes. Pleased with the fabrication work and quick turn around service they continued to bring their work to us, Chuck’s first customer remains a customer to this day, They still take their projects they need done right to Precise Industries, continuing a 30 year relationship.
Under Chuck’s leadership Precise Industries grew into a precision sheet metal and machine shop that aerospace, defense and commercial companies use to have their custom parts manufactured. In the early days, Chuck did all the work … from answering the telephone to quoting projects … from ordering materials to shipping … from salesman to fabricator. With more customers, larger orders, more machines and nine employees, the shop outgrew Chuck’s garage. So he had to move his business into a larger space on Rock Street in Lowell.
The Precise Industries’ “Can Do” reputation for fabrication excellence and quick turn around service fueled continued growth. In 1995 Chuck expanded the shop with the purchase of an 11,000 square foot building, which remains our current location to this day, on Lakeview Ave. in Lowell. Today Precise Industries has a team of 35 employees using workflow and process programs and precision equipment … CNC machining, inspection, punching, forming, welding, spot welding, shearing, grinding and finishing, and tube and pipe programmable bending, to do the same thing Chuck set out to do back in 1986. That being creating the best quality parts you can have manufactured on the market, and do whatever we can here at Precise to meet, and exceed all of our Customers standards when it comes to the parts they have us create.
The Precise Industries Team
The Precise Industries team includes machinists with more than 30 years in the precision machining and sheet metal industry. We use modern computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines to perform all of the necessary cuts to create parts and comply with high precision quality control certification requirements.
Our welders are AWS D17.1 certified to meet the demanding specifications for fusion welding in aerospace and aircraft applications.
When needed, we employ part time staff to extend our production day to 13 hours.
Precise Industries’ commitment to providing our customers the highest quality parts, means that we continually stay ahead of the curve in machining technology advancements, Along with equipment upgrades, improved processes and quality control.
Our company also supports improving the quality of fabricators going into the trade that come out of the local trade school (Greater Lowell Tech), bolstering our by hiring students able to go on Co-op, and expanding their knowledge and ability in the trade.
Precise Industries became ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) compliant in 2009 when companies began to require it from their suppliers. ITAR controls the export and import of defense related articles and services on the United States munitions list. The regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act with the goal to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives.
In 2016 Precise Industries became ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C certified because the discipline and rigors of the requirements lead to increased customer satisfaction, improved product quality and employee moral. ISO 9001:2008 certification ensures a quality management system for the aviation and space industry. AS9100 C extends the ISO 9001:2008 certification to include the defense industry.
The process to become a precision machine and sheet metal shop required an extensive commitment by the Precise Industries team to learn and implement the specialized process. We worked with a consulting firm to guide the upgrade of our software and to train our management and production team in the disciplined process. The training and implementation of AS9100 requirements improved our efficiency. It saves us time and resources because of how we manage the cost of scrap, reworks and returns, team time spent analyzing and troubleshooting products.
Our quality control process based on the disciplined requirements of the industry certifications provides our customers the precision manufactured parts they require and have come to expect from us. The confidence that companies in aerospace, defense and commercial industries have in Precise Industries is why they continue to bring their projects to us.
The Precise Industries independent quality control certifications guarantees a proactive monitoring and measuring of performance metrics. Take a look.
What Our Customers Say
“Excellent quality, competitive pricing, quick turns, very pleased. I wish all my suppliers serviced our account as Precise Industries, Inc. does.”
“Excellent co-operative effort in helping us to meet project date.”
“Great Job! Quick Turn! Your team was a great help with making our shipment on time.”
“Excellent delivery performance!”
“Thank your entire team for helping us make our deadline.”
“WOW, thanks for getting my order in early as requested on such short notice.”
How May We Help You?
If you are an aerospace, defense or commercial company who needs precision made high tolerance parts made and delivered with a quick turn around, click Request Quote or call us to discuss your project, (978) 453-8490.