Carver Machine Works is an engineering centered, disciplined, metal fabricator. We provide world-class welding fabrications, precision machining and mechanical assembly, and rebuild services.
The founding family incorporates the industrial repair firm whose primary customer is a local phosphate mining and chemical processing facility.
In an effort to sustain and grow beyond CMW's primary customer's business, the company searches and identifies the Pulp and Paper industry to diversify the organization's market base.
1983 – 1993
CMW grows their industrial market share throughout the southeastern US by effectively leveraging their expertise developed in repairing and improving industrial rotating equipment performance while decreasing equipment cost of ownership for our customers. CMW continues to accumulate extensive technical and dimensional data through their reverse engineering of high-wear, process critical, industrial processing equipment.
Due to CMW’s superior quality and fast response performance, adds their first international customer building titanium processing equipment and distributing this equipment throughout the globe.
1995 – 1998
CMW expands their industrial repair services to the Chemical and Petrochemical industries. Developed their 'build to print' capabilities and adds ASME "U" and National Board "R" designations allowing them to build and repair pressure rated industrial tanks and heat exchangers.
The founding family divest themselves of the corporation by selling the company to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
1999 – 2005
CMW continues growth in the Southeastern US within the pulp, Paper, Chemical and Pharmaceutical markets by adding experienced field Sales Engineers who consult with their customers on cost savings ideas that include extending useful life and repair alternative ideas for maintaining process critical equipment and maximizing the useful life of that equipment.
2005 – 2007
CMW expands into the Nuclear Energy, Aerospace and Defense Industries by implementing a ISO9001 and AS9100 compliant total quality system. CMW adds it’s first of many degreed engineers to their team.
CMW earns the NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) certification in fusion welding, becoming one of the first NADCAP facilities in the southeastern US.
CMW undergoes a 50,000 square foot facility expansion which significantly increases the size and weight handling capacity while providing improvements in manufacturing process flow efficiencies.
2008 – 2011
Continues growth within their industrial customer base and experiences significant growth in the Nuclear Energy and Defense sectors by developing strong supply chain partners and creating effective and reliable project integration capabilities.
CMW obtains their AS9100 and ISO 9001 certifications further expanding their reach into quality critical, 'build to print' market opportunities.
2013 – 2019
Diversified market base growth continues while focusing on internal process improvements and metrics to maximize the company’s quality, on time delivery and financial performance.
CMW liquidates the Employee Stock Ownership Plan through a management buyout, creating a significantly improved retirement benefit for their team and business structure to support strategic investments in capabilities that enhance the company’s value to their customers.