ISO 9001:2008 + AS9100C Surveillance Audit Successfully Completed

CheckThis month, Southern Machine successfully completed its Stage 1 audit of the Company’s Quality Management System (QMS) which continues to show that the company operates a QMS which complies with the current requirements of ISO 9001:2008 + AS9100C. The audit was completed with zero findings. The updated certification, with current dates, will be posted was soon as it becomes available.

Southern Machine strives to continually improve its processes and operations so that it continues to be its customer’s preferred supplier because of its genuine commitment to quality, safety, reliability and service. We believe that the audit results are a direct result our commitment.

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Sherre Belle Dewey awarded 2016 Dylan Cade Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Southern Machine Works, Inc., a third generation precision machining and fabrication company specializing in CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Welding & Fabrication services for small to large quantity orders, is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Dylan Cade Anderson Memorial Scholarship is Sherre Belle Dewey of Empire High School.

2016 Dylan Cade Anderson Memorial Scholarship Recipient Sherre Dewey

2016 Dylan Cade Anderson Memorial Scholarship Recipient Sherre Dewey

Mr. Frank Burch, Vice-President of Southern Machine Works, Inc., presented the $1,000 scholarship award at the Empire High School 2016 Awards Assembly on Monday, May 9, 2016.

While a student at Empire, Sherre was extremely active in FFA, where she received many honors and awards, and other farm related activities.

Beginning at a young age, Sherre began participating in rodeo competitions.  Some of her rodeo awards include; All-Around Cowgirl (2008,) Rodeo Queen & Champion – Barrels (2011), as well as Champion – Header & Champion – Breakaway (2014).

As an FFA member, Sherre has held various leadership positions including; Historian (’13-’14), President (’14-’15), and Secretary (’15-’16).  Additionally, Sherre participated in 8 Regional, 3 Area, & 3 National FFA competitions resulting in several awards including; Star Discovery (2012), Star Greenhand (2013), Star Farmer & Chapter FFA Degree (2014), along with State FFA Degree (2016).

In addition to FFA, Sherre was very active in other extracurricular activities at Empire.  Activities inlcuded; Student Council, Basketball, Softball, Key Club & Science Club

Sherre will be attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the fall to study Pre-Dentistry. Everyone at Southern Machine wishes her the best on her future endeavors.

An endowed scholarship was established by Southern Machine Works, with Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, to honor the memory of our friend and former employee, the late Dylan Cade Anderson. Dylan spent his entire elementary and secondary education at Empire where he graduated in 2005.  As a student, Dylan was active in FFA, Football and Wrestling. He served as FFA President, was voted “Mr. EHS” and “Best Looking” by his class. After graduating from Empire, Dylan attended Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma as a full-time student while working full-time at Southern Machine. He is dearly missed by his friends and family at Southern Machine Works.

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SMW Wins 2015 NTMA Safety Award

Southern Machine Works was recently recognized by the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) as one of NTMA’s 2015 Safety Award Winners.

The NTMA’s Annual Safety Award Survey is based on the OSHA Form 300A which Federal Law requires companies with more than ten employees to complete and post visibly in their plant February 1 through April 30 of the year following the year covered by the form.

Those companies eligible to receive this award are among the best in the industry and something we, as an organization, are extremely proud of for being recognized by our peers as an organization that values safety.

About Southern Machine Works, Inc.
Southern Machine Works is a a third generation precision machining and fabrication company specializing in CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Welding & Fabrication services of small to large quantity orders. Utilization of precision manufacturing processes ensures its customers receive high quality products at competitive prices. For more information, please visit http://www.southernmach.com.

About NTMA
NTMA is the national representative of the precision custom manufacturing industry. NTMA’s mission is to help its members achieve profitable growth and business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, education, networking, information, programs and services. For more information, please visit http://www.ntma.org.

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Frank Burch visits K-3 students during “Late Start Monday” program

Frank & Bennett Burch presenting at Late Start program

Frank & Bennett Burch presenting at Late Start program

On Monday, May 2nd, 2016 Frank Burch had the pleasure of discussing precision machining with Plato Elementary K-3 students.  The presentation was part of the Duncan Public Schools “Late-Start Mondays” initiative started at the beginning of the current school year.

In the presentation, Frank Burch, along with his helper Bennett Burch, talked about the different types of material, different types of machining, safety requirements, & education requirements for the precision machining industry.

The students really enjoyed examining examples of the tooling used, materials, and finished products produced at Southern Machine Works.  We hope that everyone had a better understanding of what precision machining is and what is needed to be successful in the industry.

We at Southern Machine Works would like to thank the educators and administrators from the Duncan Public School System for allowing us to discussion precision machining during Late Start Mondays.  A special thanks to Judy Latimer, Plato Counselor, for her hard work and dedication to ensure that every Late Start Monday program is successful.

For an article about Late Start Mondays please visit http://www.duncanbanner.com/news/new-schedule-coming-to-duncan-school-district

For more information about Duncan Public Schools please visit http://www.duncanps.org

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Condolences to family of Mark Costello

Mark Costello

Mark Costello

Yesterday, State Labor Commissioner Mark Costello was fatally stabbed in Oklahoma City.  We at Southern Machine extend our heart felt condolences to Mark’s family during this trying time.

During Mark’s first term as State Labor Commissioner he visited Southern Machine while touring the southwest part of the state.  We will always remember the wonderful things he said about our employees and our facility.  Frank Burch, Vice-President of Southern Machine, still has the signed fifty trillion dollar note Mark gave out during his visit proudly displayed in is office.

Mark was an enthusiastic champion of the programs and initiatives the Department of Labor implemented and supported while he as Commissioner.  He was especially proud of the Safety Pays® and Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) initiatives.

Fifty Trillion Dollar Note

Fifty Trillion Dollar Note

His drive and dedication to the Department of Labor and to Oklahoma will be greatly missed. Once more, everyone at Southern Machine Works extends our deepest condolences to Mark’s wife Cathy and everyone in his immediate and extended family. You have touched the lives of many and you will be missed many.

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