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Over 70 Years of Manufacturing Solutions

Small Parts Manufacturing has been manufacturing metal parts for our customers for nearly eight decades. From our beginnings in the late 40s, to the integration of computer numerical control in the 80s, all the way to our partnership with Fox Racing in 2021, SPM has a long, rich history in manufacturing.

  • 1946

    Merton (Rocky) Rockney establishes Small Parts Manufacturing Co

    Merton (Rocky) Rockney establishes Small Parts Manufacturing Co after his discharge from the Navy. Starting with two Cleveland single-spindle screw machines, two Acme four-spindle screw machines, Merton Rockney Sr. expanded the business and his expertise from there, setting the foundation for what the company is today.

  • 1950's

    Freightliner / Daimler

    SPM starts making parts for Freightliner Trucks (now Daimler) who continues to be our customer today.

  • 1973

    Our First Million

    Small Parts Manufacturing reaches its first major sales milestone on July 24th, making our first million dollar year.

  • 1975

    The Move to MLK

    Near the end of the year, SPM moves from its original location on N Vancouver Ave. to its current location on NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

  • 1979

    Building our Volume Production Capacity

    SPM acquired its first of two Eight (8) Spindle Wickman Screw Machines, adding higher volume production capacity to our Screw Machine department.

  • 1982

    Into the Computer Age

    SPM purchases its first EDM machine, a JAPAX Japt 4G, to cut screw machine tools for our part-making requirements. We also acquired our first computer system, an AT&T 3B2.

  • 1983

    Defense Industry

    SPM becomes a primary defense contractor for FMC, and continues working in the Defense industry until the mid 2000s. Mark Rockney also joined the team at SPM, eventually stepping into the role of leading customer service for the company.

  • 1985

    Black & Decker

    SPM begins building torque wrench components for Stanley Proto (now Black and Decker) and is still making high quality parts for them today.

  • 1987

    The CNC Era

    The development of SPM’s CNC shop begins with the purchase of its first computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine, a Mazak SQT-15. This machine is still making quality parts for us today holding .001” tolerance after 35 years.

  • 1988

    The CAD Era

    SPM selects the CADKey system as the new drafting platform for making shop drawings and assisting with CNC programming.

  • 1990

    Expanding Our Milling Capabilities

    SPM acquires its first CNC mill, a Takisawa VF2 model, to support the ongoing needs of our trucking clients.

  • 1992

    Serving the Rail Industry

    SPM starts making rail car brake pins for the three largest rail-car manufacturers in North America, and would continue to serve that industry until 2020.

  • 2000

    Expanding into the Medical Industry

    SPM starts making parts for Medtronics Cardiovascular Group in Santa Rosa, CA, introducing our business to the medical industry.

  • 2004

    Merton Rockney Jr. becomes Owner and President of SPM

  • 2007

    Increasing our Thread Rolling Capacity

    SPM adds a Kinefac Kineroller Model MC-6, Three Die Rolling Machine for producing larger diameter rolled threads for our customers (⅞” and larger diameter)

  • 2008

    Multi-Task Machining

    SPM enters the Multi-Task machining arena with the addition of a new Mazak QTN200-MSY lathe with live milling and full 4th axis contouring. Also acquiring a new Mazak 510-C vertical milling machine with full 4th axis for our medical clients.

  • 2009

    Industrial Fluid Control and Pump Applications

    SPM establishes ongoing relations with Pioneer Pump (now Franklin Electric) in Canby, OR to make parts for industrial fluid control and pump applications.

  • 2010

    Integrating our Design and Machining Capabilities

    SPM integrates CAD/CAM work into our CNC Mill shop by acquiring the PC fusion platform for CNC programming of complex 3-4-5 axis milled parts.

  • 2013

    New EDM Capabilities

    SPM updates its EDM technology by acquiring a new generation Mitsubishi FX-10 Wire EDM to continue making screw machine tools for our part-making requirements and also begin making parts for the Knife industry with this process.

  • 2021

    Serving the Off-Road Auto Industry

    SPM establishes ongoing relations with Fox Racing in El Cajon, CA to make parts for off-road suspension applications.

If you’d like to learn more about our machining equipment and capabilities,
contact Small Parts Manufacturing today at (503) 287-1181