At KME, we value the future of our employees, our industry and the next generation of machinists. Today we’re seeing a crisis in the trade industries, including machine shops and engineering. That’s why we’re committed to education both for our employees and opening up opportunities to future professionals.
How do we value tomorrow? Each day we emphasize our clients’ needs, our employees’ futures, our industry’s health and our local community’s growth. We see our corporate responsibility as a company-wide effort to build a stronger future for the youth of our community. Our founder, Chappel Allen built a legacy of support for Trigg County’s youth and we’re continuing his legacy today. See how we’re making a difference beyond just job growth.
Below you’ll see how we’re impacting our industry and clients’ goals!
We have a rework rate less than 1%. That means you don’t have to worry about rejecting our work. But, precision isn’t the only measurement of success we use. That’s a given when you’re fabricating a piece of equipment or stamping a new part. For us, success means:
- We’ve allowed you to keep production or construction moving, helping you stay on schedule.
- We were able to meet your specifications and collaborate with you on the right solutions for your project.
- You call us back for your next project!
WE VALUE EACH CUSTOMER (SINCE 1971)
These are the values that brought this organization from a 3-man warehouse to a multi-million dollar company. Chappel Allen founded Cadiz Machine and Tool in 1971, which was later renamed Kentucky Machine & Engineering, Inc. and moved to our current location in 1978. He was a driven entrepreneur, becoming a leader in his industry and community. He established a legacy for Kentucky Machine, investing in jobs for local families and helping build a stronger community.
Today, it is still a family owned and operated business. Kentucky Machine is excited to continue moving this company forward into a new age, while holding true to what Chappell Allen established.
A look at our past
CORE VALUES TODAY
Be accessible to clients (even after hours)
Do the job right the first time, every time
Continue education & training for our team
Hire quality conscious people
Support future generations of machining and trade industry professionals