Company History

After 18 years of working as a machinist/tool & die maker for the aerospace industry, Ken Wolfert decided to start his own business.

In June 1995, the company started with only one employee. At that time, the company began to do work for CEE (Cost Effective Equipment), a division of Brewer Science, Incorporated of Rolla, MO. This division produces Semiconductor Processing Equipment.

In August of 1996, the company purchased a 4-axis Mazak Machining Center. This allowed them to do work for the aerospace industry.

By January of 1998, the shop had grown to seven employees and a wide customer base.

In September of 1998, the company expanded the shop to accommodate the purchase of a second Mazak, VTC020B Machining Center.

By July of 2000, the work load had increased in size, and made it necessary to purchase another new Mazak VTC-200B Vertical Milling Center. The company also purchased a new 800MHZ Pentium III computer with a Dual Processor networked with the previous computer for quick and direct downloads to the machining centers. At the same time, they purchase ProCam2000 Tek software for the new computer to increase the CAD/CAM capabilities in our shop.
They have since purchased a Mazak 1997 Super Quick Turn 15MS Mark II CNC Lathe with sub spindle and live tooling, to add further capabilities of quick turn around times for our customers.

In 2004 the company built a new building in St. James, Missouri.

In 2008, the work load again increased in size and the company bought a Fanuc Robodrill model AlphaT21iE-L-24KPC2 with 21 tool turret, long bed and 24,000 RPM spindle high speed vertical CNC Milling, Drilling and Tapping Center.

The addition of Mastercam made Wolfert’s even more ready for machining challenges of the 21st century.