About Lindstrom Machining, Inc.
From prototypes to moderate-quantity production, Lindstrom Machining provides expert CNC machining services including 3- and 4-axis milling, turning, grinding, honing, welding, and fabrication.
We have a 70+ year reputation for quality manufacturing delivered with integrity. Today’s shop continues to adhere to those values with the addition of state-of-the-art technology and lean manufacturing processes designed for the customers we serve.
While the way we run our business is all about you – your needs, your deadlines, your budget – we thought you might like to know a little about us.
Lindstrom Machining has been providing machining services for over 70 years. Of course, we’re doing it a bit differently now, with new, state-of-the-art equipment. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our traditional values – things like on-time delivery, honest answers and personal service. As a Christian-owned business, we are committed to upholding biblical values in how we conduct our work.
It all started in the basement of Robert C. Lindstrom’s home in 1950. Soon, the business grew to be too much for the basement (or perhaps his wife was just tired of all the noise downstairs), so Robert built a garage in the backyard and moved the machine shop into it.
Eventually, that space too was outgrown, and in 1956, Robert moved the business to its present location. Robert’s son Al Lindstrom joined the business in 1955 as an apprentice. Al learned all aspects of the business and took over the reigns as president in 1995.
Under his leadership, the business rose to the next level with the addition of computer-controlled equipment. Keeping it in the family, Al’s three sons, Chris, Todd and Wade, all cut their teeth on the machines (not literally, of course!) While Todd and Wade eventually moved on to other companies, Chris continued to work in the business with his father until Al’s passing in 2009.
Al’s wife Rose Lindstrom became the owner and President of the company. Together with Chris, they continued to manage the company and build its reputation as a trustworthy and dependable organization.
Meanwhile, Todd deepened his expertise in the technical side of machining obtaining training in CNC programming and working in management at some of the area’s largest machining businesses.
In 2018, the third generation came back together as Todd and Chris became the owners of Lindstrom Machining. The brothers invested in new, state-of-the-art machinery, updated processes for greater operational efficiency and now provide more extensive CAD/CAM capabilities. But, some things haven’t changed – like the principles of honesty and integrity upon which the company was built by the generations that preceded them.