Celebrating over 92 years of custom manufacturing, repair and specialized machine engineering.
Supporting a variety of industries including Elevator, Escalator, Bakery and Processing Facilities.
Full 3-axis machining capabilities
with pallet changer
Up to 12,000 RPM
high speed machining
Close tolerance to + - .0002
2-axis turning of complex shapes
Up to 24” diameter and 60” long capabilities
Close tolerance to + - .0002
Turning 36” diameter to 8 feet capacity
Turning 4” diameter to 20 feet capacity
Milling vertical and horizontal up to 8 feet
Broaching both pull and shaper heads
Long shaft key capabilities
Sawing to 20"
Full sheet metal service — bending, rolling, and cutting
Welding — steel, stainless, aluminum, and cast iron
Brazing and silver soldering
Tig and Mig
On-site consulting, repair, welding, and installation services
Shafting weld-up and turning capabilities
Shaft and parts straightening
Custom order shafts for all air handling systems
Remanufacturing discontinued O.E.M. parts for repair
Printing industry support and repair
Mechanical contractor support services
Emergency repair/support services 24/7
Full CAD/CAM support
Computer CAD prints for customer parts when requested
QC and test equipment
Machine and tool design
Follow-up customer support
Parts delivery to job site
Paul Brong Machine Works was founded by Paul Brong in 1927 and has been in continuous operation for over 92 years since our beginning in Northeast Portland. In October of 2019, we moved out of our 9000 sq ft. facility and into a new 20,000 sq ft facility, just across the Columbia river from Portland, near I-5 in Vancouver, WA. Our new location has allowed us to grow to better serve our customers. Brong’s family recalled how their father first worked out of their garage until the business needed more space. And befitting the company’s somewhat mad scientist personality, Mr. Brong was never seen wearing anything other than a business suit and white lab coat — even when he was up to his elbows in grease.
Built up around the needs of the nearby logging industry, one of the firm’s first roles was to produce drilling bits. And speaking of drilling, a recent search turned up a 1937 patent for a hand piece to a dental drill. So even from the beginning, Paul Brong was working with a wide range of companies – both large and small.
The company became even more diversified around World War II, producing parts for NW Pipe and Oregon Steel. After Paul Brong’s death the business was sold in 1964. The company continues to be a well-mixed blend of small and large projects: manufacturing a large run of baking oven parts one day and on the next, creating a miniature bicycle for a trained parrot.
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
3600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661
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