About Us

Our Full Service Shop Gives You the Advantage

Your personal attention is our priority. We value the relationship that we have with our customers and offer numerous in house machining services to see that you get the job done, on time and delivered with the quality that you expect. We are the problem solvers for your machining needs. Consider us an extension of your manufacturing needs with the flexibility and creativity to work side by side with your success as our motivation.


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Our employees have experience in everything from Aerospace manufacturing to Agricultural manufacturing, with over 80 plus years combined commercial and military aircraft experience. We work with customers from diverse industries including Medical, Aircraft, Sporting Goods, Public Transportation, Recreation and others.

Our Services

  • Machining
  • CNC Milling
  • CNC Turning
  • Prototype
  • Short and Long Run Production
  • Fixtures & Tooling
  • Product Design and Development

Ted Skipper

Ted Skipper

Ted Skipper

Ted attended Orient Grade School and Sam Barlow High School. In high school he developed numerous interests, launching his cycle racing career at the Barlow Spring Festival. He participated in the Home Building Program and later, at age 24, built his own home. He took part in the high school shop program, working as a shop aid, and he also played football.

After graduating from high school, Ted attended Mount Hood Community College, where he made the Dean’s List and graduated with honors. He then went to work for Boeing of Portland as a machinist. While working for Boeing full time, Ted enrolled in college and completed his bachelor’s degree in business.

He then moved to the aircraft production and planning department at Boeing and was sent to Philadelphia, Pa., to help with the production of a new V22 Osprey tilt rotor helicopter. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=v+22+images&qpvt=v+22+images&FORM=IGRE

Upon completion of that project, Ted returned to Boeing of Portland as a computer programmer. During this time, he pursued several other personal goals and hobbies, including becoming a licensed and instrument-rated pilot. While his dad, Bob Skipper, was Multnomah County Sheriff, Ted volunteered as second pilot in the sheriff’s plane for criminal investigations. He became a certified scuba diver and pursued his love of water skiing and also Paddle Boarding, Kite surfing and MX racing, and taught Jr. Scholastics classes and participated in the mentor program. In 2001 Ted Started S3 Manufacturing and began to purchase CNC Milling centers and CNC Turning centers. Currently he has 10 + Employees and grew into a successful booming business.

He was also in a near death airplane crash that forever changed his life and is interested in Medical Implant manufacturing so he can help people with injuries similar to his…   http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/news_events/news/2001/10-24-update-on-ted-skipper.cfm?WT_rank=1

Spring 2012 Ted completed his Master’s in Business Administration at Concordia University in Portland Oregon.  Now that he has his MBA he feels the program is a bonus that will make him better at what he does.

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