Meet Mike Scott and wish him a happy retirement. After 38 years, Mike is retiring. If you have purchased a Model 40B, Model 23 Type Holder or any other press, Mike did the machining and most of the assembly. His function was to run and organize the press department. Making sure the other machinists were working on the proper parts to keep our quick deliveries. All presses, platforms, type holders, and the special fixtures was his responsibility. Keeping stock of all the inventory was another function. Giving purchasing lists of items such as nuts & bolts to casting, was under his control. If sales could not help solve a problem with the machine, you may have talked to Mike, to get your machine up and running.
Mike liked rebuilding the machines that he built.. My favorite saying to him was, here’s another one that was needs your help. It’s only 25 years old, couldn’t you have made it a little better? He’d respond I’ll fix it to last another 25 years!
His work ability was tremendous. Always making sure that product was 100% (or more). Working with engineering, suggesting changes or procedures to make and produce the best product. Mike always stepped up, when we needed parts made or assemble a machine in a rush. Especially when making modifications to allow customers parts to fit. Thanks Mike, it is appreciated!
We wish Mike and his wife the best in their retirement. We’re sure he’ll stop in to make sure we are doing it properly!!
Congrats Mike.. I have one of your 40b’s on my bench right now.. happily chugging along flawlessly…
Enjoy retirement, which I trust includes time spent with the GrandKids…
Excellent Machinist, quality work.
I was fortunate enough to have worked with him 36 years at Numberall and another 10 or so at Fayscott. If you bought a 40b or any other machine built by Mike, you have a machine that would never have gotten out the door without everything working perfectly. There was never any fudging on quality. I called him “the problem solver.” He could always figure out how to it. Going to miss having him there.