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A millwright, also known as an industrial mechanic, is a craftsman who installs, dismantles, rebuilds, repairs, and moves equipment and machinery. We provide all of these services, along with the capabilities of our full-service machine shop. That means we not only make machine parts, we can take machines apart, and then put them back together.
Millwrighting is considered one of the oldest of all the engineering trades, tracing its roots back to the Pre-Modern era, where it focused on the construction of mills powered by water or wind. At this point, wood was the main material used, and the millwright was in charge of all aspects of the construction of these mills, including the design, carving, and finally, building. Millwrights built all kinds of mills, including flour mills, sawmills, paper mills, and fulling mills.
From their origins, the trade modernized with advances in technology, keeping pace with the time and expanding their role and expertise. From working with wood and waterpower, the trade progressed to steam power and steel, and nowadays, millwrights must use their combined knowledge of multiple mechanical trades to be able to read the complicated blueprints and schematics in order to install and assemble all the different machines that they work with.
At Smith Industries, our millwrights are experienced and skilled in all types of metal repairs and can work with practically any kind of machine. Regardless of your millwright needs, the top priority at Smith Industries is always a quick turnaround, which means getting your machine the service, repair, or parts it needs as fast as possible because we understand that every second your machines are down, it costs you money. Our team of experienced millwrights understand this, and will work with you every step of the way to make sure everything gets up and running smoothly.
Our millwright services can be provided in the shop or on-site, it all depends on the particular project’s needs.
Contact us now, and let us put our decades of experience to work for you.
At Smith Industries, we believe in extending equipment life and providing maintenance to machines in order to increase longevity. We are committed to taking steps to ensure our operations are environmentally conscious and strive to continue to find and implement the best practices, eco-friendly equipment, and sustainable materials into our machine shop.
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