About Us

Our History

Checkered Past Machine got its start in the motorsports industry. This industry has a large demand for high quality, accurately machined products, with quick turn-around times. As our success grew in this industry, we began to see our network of customers expand into other industries. Throughout our early years, our only marketing methods were the referrals from our customers. Our quality of work and customer relationship was all that was needed to grow into the company we are today. We now provide service to nearly all major industries throughout the United States and abroad. Throughout the years, we have developed a wealth of knowledge and experiences and now employ some of the most skilled and talented individuals in the manufacturing industry. Early on, we focused primarily on complex prototyping and small volume production. In our more recent years, we have seen a demand for high volume, domestically produced goods. By applying our past experiences of various materials and product requirements, we were able to quickly adapt to this increasing demand. We now offer engineering, automation, and programming services. If you have physical products to machine, no matter the size, volume, or material, we can bring ideas to the table to get you into production.

Testimonials

“We have been using Checkered Past for the last 5 years. No job is too big or too small for them to handle efficiently, with fair pricing and on-time delivery. We have thrown jobs at them that others wouldn’t touch, and they have always come through for us. I would recommend them without reservation.”
William Crisan, Dallara Indycar Factory

“Checkered Past Machine has been an outstanding company for us to work with. No matter if it’s one prototype, or spec parts for use for all the teams, they have never missed with their design help or delivery times. They understand their customer’s wants and needs and are a great group to work with.”

Kevin Blanch, Technical Manager – Indycar

“Checkered Past has been a great partner to work with, they have taken their engineering knowledge and developed processes to streamline the supply chain for Banjo. Their knowledge and partnership to assist on all requests from Banjo is very important to me in accomplishing our goals of a streamline Supply Chain that works.  Checkered Past Machine is a big part of our success.”

Brad Long , Supply Chain Manager – Banjo Corporation

“Checkered Past Machine consistently impresses us with their can-do attitude when challenged. Parts arrive on time and to our required high quality. They have become an important partner to us at Xtrac.”

Andrew Heard, Vice President - Xtrac

“We know whom to go to when we need special ground support tooling produced.”

Mike Grabbe, Quality Assurance Manager – Eagle Creek Aviation

“Checkered past has been the best. They are helpful and very professional. They have been able to
make a lot of parts for us over the years and have been very helpful in emergency situations too.”

Samantha Hunter, MRO Coordinator - Weaver Popcorn

Industries
We Service

Aerospace

Agriculture

Aircraft
Maintenace

Automotive

Defense

Food
Processing

Medical
Devices

Motorsports

Our History

Checkered Past Machine got its start in the motorsports industry. This industry has a large demand for high quality, accurately machined products, with quick turn-around times. As our success grew in this industry, we began to see our network of customers expand into other industries. Throughout our early years, our only marketing methods were the referrals from our customers. Our quality of work and customer relationship was all that was needed to grow into the company we are today. We now provide service to nearly all major industries throughout the United States and abroad. Throughout the years, we have developed a wealth of knowledge and experiences and now employ some of the most skilled and talented individuals in the manufacturing industry. Early on, we focused primarily on complex prototyping and small volume production. In our more recent years, we have seen a demand for high volume, domestically produced goods. By applying our past experiences of various materials and product requirements, we were able to quickly adapt to this increasing demand. We now offer engineering, automation, and programming services. If you have physical products to machine, no matter the size, volume, or material, we can bring ideas to the table to get into production.

Our History

Checkered Past Machine got its start in the motorsports industry. This industry has a large demand for high quality, accurately machined products, with quick turn-around times. As our success grew in this industry, we began to see our network of customers expand into other industries. Throughout our early years, our only marketing methods were the referrals from our customers. Our quality of work and customer relationship was all that was needed to grow into the company we are today. We now provide service to nearly all major industries throughout the United States and abroad. Throughout the years, we have developed a wealth of knowledge and experiences and now employ some of the most skilled and talented individuals in the manufacturing industry. Early on, we focused primarily on complex prototyping and small volume production. In our more recent years, we have seen a demand for high volume, domestically produced goods. By applying our past experiences of various materials and product requirements, we were able to quickly adapt to this increasing demand. We now offer engineering, automation, and programming services. If you have physical products to machine, no matter the size, volume, or material, we can bring ideas to the table to get into production.

Industries
We Service

Aerospace

Agriculture

Aircraft
Maintenace

Automotive

Defense

Food
Processing

Medical
Devices

Motorsports

Why Choose Us?

Checkered Past Machine is the premier custom manufacturing company in the Midwest. We are made up of strong, forward thinking individuals, with diverse technical backgrounds. Our team has found great success designing and manufacturing goods for the most demanding industries of today. With our experience of robotic systems and PLC’s, we have the in-house capabilities to design, develop, and implement fully automated manufacturing processes. This gives us the upper hand at delivering your products at shorter lead times and competitive prices.

Concentrate on the core focus of your business

Every business has limited resources and management time. Outsourcing your manufacturing needs can help your business shift its focus toward core activities that better serve your customers. A solid partnership with Checkered Past Machine will allow your management team to redirect their efforts to more beneficial endeavors, new company goals, and future growth potential. Do you have manufacturing projects that are complicated in nature, but the size of your company is preventing you from performing it at a reasonable cost?

Better control of your operating capital

Investing in specialized equipment, tooling, and personnel, often consumes much needed operating capital before you even produce your first product. Outsourcing enables you to achieve the most out of your current working capital by converting fixed costs into variable costs, releasing capital for investment elsewhere in your business, and allows you to avoid large expenditures in the early stages of your project. Pumping more capital directly into revenue-producing activities will also make your firm more attractive to investors. Do you have specific operations where costs are running out of control or are difficult to manage?

Rapid increase in throughput and efficiency

Companies that manage and perform everything in-house have much higher research, development, and labor expenses which must be passed on to customers. Checkered Past’s cost structure and economy of scale can give your company the important competitive advantages your customers value most. Our firm has the resources to start a project right away and be in production quickly. Managing the same project in-house might require months to hire the right people, train them, and provide the support they need. If a project requires major capital investments, the startup process can be set back even further. By allocating your manufacturing needs to Checkered Past Machine, we manage the production methods and processes based on your product requirements and order volumes. If your demand increases, we manage the production growth.

Mitigating to your risks

Every business investment carries a certain amount of risk. There are an endless number of variable conditions that can impose new manufacturing risks. We can assume and manage this risk for you. We specialize in manufacturing goods of all types and materials, so we understand the hurdles encountered along the way. Does your manufacturing operations have seasonal or cyclical demands? High employee turnover can add uncertainty and inconsistency to manufacturing operations. Hiring and training short-term staff can be very expensive, and temporary employees don’t always live up to expectations. Outsourcing allows you to focus your human resources where you need them most.

Industries
We Service

Aerospace

Agriculture

Aircraft
Maintenace

Automotive

Defense

Food
Processing

Medical
Devices

Motorsports

Ready to Begin Your Project?

Our team of experts are ready to address all your manufacturing needs! Reach out now to begin a partnership with the highest valued custom manufacturing company in Indiana!

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