Merton (Rocky) Rockney was a Machine Operators Mate (MOMM3) Sea Bee in the Navy during World War II. This assignment helped him develop an aptitude for repairing, rebuilding, and welding broken parts and equipment. Rocky used this aptitude to start Small Parts Manufacturing Co in Portland, Oregon, after returning from WWII in 1946.
Though that original shop only consisted of two Cleveland single spindle screw machines and two ACME four spindle screw machines, Rocky and his team maintained a total commitment to quality machining and personalized service and support. Each customer was treated with respect and attentive care regardless of company size or order.
It is this demonstrated core philosophy that has helped us to grow beyond these early years.
Continued Commitment to Quality
Seventy-five years later, Small Parts Manufacturing has grown to more than thirty single and multi-spindle screw machines and numerous CNC turning, milling, and secondary machines. However, the commitment to quality machining and personalized service and support remains the same.
We are proud of our history and proud of the team we’ve built over the years. The average tenure of our employees is 17 years, and the combined manufacturing experience of our core team exceeds 200 years.
Single Source Solutions
Now operated by second-generation owner, Mert Rockney Jr., Small Parts has branched out from those humble beginnings, providing a complete range of machining services that include:
- Screw Machining services
- CNC Milling services
- CNC Turning services
- Wire EDM services
- Thread Rolling services
As part of our approach to serve as a single-source solution to our customers, we also offer:
- Secondary machining services
- Drilling / Tapping
- Centerless Grinding
- Thread Rolling
- Slotting / Crimping
- Deburring / Vibe Finishing
- Sanding / Buffing
- Parts Kitting / Bagging
- Finishing and coating services
- Heat Treating
- Powder Coating
- Laser Marking
A Wide Range of Industry-Specific Machining Experience
While we initially focused on trucking and transportation opportunities emerging from local Swan Island customers like Freightliner, Peterbilt, and Kenworth, we now serve a wide range of industries, including:
- Pulp & Paper
Small Parts Manufacturing has remained dedicated to a philosophy of personalized service and support backed by outstanding product quality. Our quality management system helps us adhere to this standard and the strict manufacturing processes mandated by our ISO-9001 certification. If you’re looking for a precision machine shop with a history of proven engineering support and manufacturing excellence, contact Small Parts today at (503) 287-1181.