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Precise	Tool	and	Manufacturing	Inc.

defense industries," he says. "We don't
manufacture for the automotive or for
airplanes due to liability."
	 Even with a diverse customer base and
modern facility with the latest equipment, Gizzi must deal with challenges
common to the machining industry:
Finding, training and keeping talent.
"With our local tech colleges, we were
maybe only getting one person out of
that recruiting process," he says. "So in
2012, we started our own trade school."
That school is Precise CNC Machining Institute (PCMI), and is located onsite at Precise Tool. Students spend half
of their day in the classroom and half
their day on the floor, focusing on the
safe operation of lathes, mills, grinders
and drill presses, with an emphasis on
CNC machining. The program consists

of 600 hours of combined instruction,
preparing students for a life-long career
in CNC machining.
As far as retaining employees, Gizzi
has a handle on that as well, using lessons he learned from his father. "One
thing he always impressed upon me was
to take care of employees like they are
family," Gizzi says. "And that's how we
treat anybody here, and we have had low
turnover and long-term employees."

Keeping	Up
Manufacturing technology has changed
drastically in the last 10 years, particularly with the advent of 3-D printing.
But Gizzi has taken the same approach
to intelligently investing to prepare for
the future as his father did a generation
ago. His team has been very aggressively

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exploring the development of this technology and working with customers to
develop roadmaps for when and where a
move to 3-D will make sense for their applications. "Our customers appreciate
that we can manufacture using either
new additive, traditional subtractive or
using hybrid methods," Gizzi notes. "It
is our passion is to provide them with
the best value solution necessary for
their application."
Gizzi says that although Precise
Tool's sweet spot "has always been in
large parts - the ones that are a little too
big [for other manufacturers], that others are incapable of handling, like lifting
parts up to 60 tons. We are actively moving toward a broader portfolio of offerings and services to be a full spectrum
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