Mission, Values and History

Meet Joseph Machine Company

Joseph Machine Company (JMC) engineers lineal processing equipment and software that cut cycle times, boost part quality and eliminate unnecessary scrap.  For more than 30 years, “Joseph” has been synonymous with the best in custom, automated fabrication solutions.

From the debut of our first automated saw machine in 1986 — still in production today — to the newest, high-quality standard line of machines launched in 2009, JMC has taken the lead in providing innovative manufacturing solutions to such varied industries as fenestration, solar, aluminum extruders, residential patio enclosures and solariums, fencing, lighting, wind power and transportation.

Here, you’ll learn more about our unwavering commitment to production excellence and client satisfaction.

Making Our Own Rules

Joseph Machine Company’s engineers, programmers and craftsmen are a breed apart. Problem solvers to the core, no challenge is too tough to take on.

Our experts look for the best solutions for each client, whether it’s a tried-and-true method or a unique one-off solution to a challenging task.

At JMC, we don’t sell you just a machine, but a true solution for your manufacturing needs. We feel this is what sets us apart and makes us the best value in the industry.

Setting the standard for productivity

JMC is a pioneer in the industry and sets the standard for productivity, quality and material yields. Innovations such as step-through processing machines and Zero-Scrap saws demonstrate our passion to provide customers with solutions to optimize their operations. JMC continues to design the future of the industry with our quest for breakthrough technology.

Our Story

In 1986, Joseph Pigliacampo founded Joseph Machine Company in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, to provide innovative fabrication solutions to the North American fenestration and extrusion industries.

Joe was a born problem solver, and brought his knack for investigative thinking and passion for answers to JMC, engineering customized, turnkey solutions for the fenestration industry, breaking out of the same old production molds that had dominated the market for decades. Joe believed that automation was the key innovation that would change the industry going forward and was determined to have JMC help customers realize that.

Joe’s pioneering spirit continues to define JMC today.

Our engineers, designers and production specialists continue to focus on innovation, always delivering practical solutions to real-life problems. It’s what has propelled us to the forefront of the industry.

Today, we’ve expanded well beyond the fenestration market to include a wide variety of industries in need of extrusion fabrication equipment, including solar, aluminum extruders, residential patio enclosures and solariums, fencing, lighting, wind power and transportation.

Timeline

  • 1986
    Company founded
  • 1989
    Custom design to the “Flying Cut-off” for Overhead Door
  • 1990
    Designed and developed the first saw machine utilizing Step-Through process
  • 1991
    Launched the RTM Geometric Saw — ahead of industry demand for geometric production equipment
  • 1992
    Designed and developed the first machine utilizing CNC postioning
  • 1994
    Developed push saw method
  • 1997
    Introduced Zero-Scrap features (ZHVN-4545), built new 50,000-square-foot headquarters
  • 2001
    Completed construction on additional 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space
  • 2002
    Debuted Welder line
  • 2005
    Introduced Cleaner line
  • 2009
    Launched standard line of high-quality production machines
  • 2012
    Developed Zero-Scrap lineal optimization software
  • 2016
    Introduced Step-Through processing equipment for commercial extruder market
  • 2019
    Debuted robotic loading and unloading solutions to integrate into our machinery

Our People

Nobody has a passion for machinery like Joseph Machine Company. Our people live and breathe our machines and they bring that passion, knowledge and technical expertise to every project.

With decades of experience in delivering production equipment solutions, our highly skilled designers and engineers work closely with customers to turn their ideas into reality.

We’re committed to providing the optimum production solution for you, whether it’s one of our top-quality standard product offerings or a completely custom-engineered platform.

Our Sales Team

The JMC sales and business development team is a group of experienced industry experts in automated fabrication. Our sales engineers are strategically deployed to assist our customers with innovative solutions for their fabricating needs. Each of our sales engineers strives to meet every customer’s requirements for process efficiency and improvements.

Our value proposition is to define, design and deliver superior, domestically produced fabrication machinery that meets customers’ needs for efficiency, productivity and safety.

Joseph Custom/Standard Machinery Sales Team:

  • Chris Cooper - Director, Business Development East

    Chris has been with JMC for over 20 years and has 23 years of capital machine procurement and manufacturing process development experience. Chris attended Indiana University, Bloomington, IN where he studied Architectural Drafting.

  • Kevin Schrock - Director, Business Development Central

    He has over 20 years’ experience working in capital equipment procurement and sales.

  • Dale Traftz - Director, Business Development West

    Dale has been at JMC for 5 years and is based in our Seattle, Washington sales office. Dale has over 25 years of capital equipment procurement and manufacturing process development experience and has held Customer Service and Service Management positions in previous assignments.

Casadei Industrial Machinery Sales Team:

  • Raymond “Ray” Smith - Regional Sales Manager

    Having worked at Joseph from 1995 to 2001 as National Sales and Marketing Manager, Ray returned in 2019 to help Joseph launch the Casadei Industria product line for the U.S. market. Ray has been involved with architectural building products for over 25 years and is an industrial engineer focusing on efficient use of space, time and ergonomics in manufacturing environments through the use of automation.

  • Larry Daignault - Sales Manager

    Larry has 25 years’ experience offering CNC automation solutions for the architectural panel fabrication industry. Larry’s knowledge and expertise are instrumental in helping Joseph Machine expand our services in the building envelope industry in connection with our partnership with Casadei Industria-ProComposite Tech; the world's most advanced automated machinery solutions for the panel fabrication industry.

Mission

What can be automated, should be.  At Joseph Machine Company we design, build and sell automated manufacturing solutions in order to create economy, opportunity and growth for our team, our customers and our community.

Our internal culture is defined by passion for our work, our customers and our team. As a family-owned enterprise, the concept of ‘family’ is central to everything we do. We invest in our people so they can succeed professionally, personally and financially. We treat our customers like family and truly care about their success.

We continuously improve ourselves and our products in order to deliver the best solutions possible for our customers. We run our organization with integrity, humility and a team-centered approach that makes people want to spend their careers with us, and makes customers never want to stop working with us.

 

Values

Customer Obsession

We obsess about our customers and making sure they are successful.  Our equipment and solutions must improve our customers’ businesses, or we fail.  We are fanatical about solving their problems and always advocate for them as if they were part of our team.  We identify what they need and work backwards from there to find solutions. 

More Than Fair

We treat our team, our customers, our suppliers and our community like family, all of the time.  This means treating them with respect, dignity and honesty while also giving them the benefit of the doubt.  We prioritize long term relationships over short term gains and never want to conduct business in a manner we would not be proud to talk about in public.  We believe doing what is right, for long enough, will always lead to success.

Ownership Mentality

Everyone at JMC is empowered to think like an owner.  Approval is not required to do the right thing for our customers, our business or our people.  “It’s not my job” is something our team never says.  We question the status quo and think in generations, not quarters.  Pride of ownership should be reflected in everything we do.

Team Over Ego

At JMC, success is a function of ‘we’ not ‘me’.  We create value by working together as a team and being humble enough to always let the best ideas win, acknowledge our mistakes and put aside individual egos to advance the greater good.  As an organization, we want to be humble, likable and desirable to work with. 

Common Sense

We solve complicated engineering challenges by using the simplest approaches possible.  We resist bureaucracy and use only as much process and people as necessary to get a desired outcome.  We always ‘go to the source’ when solving problems and do not ever accept ‘we have always done it that way’ as proof that something is right. 

Let’s talk about your dream project

Let’s talk about your dream project

Our mission is simple: To understand your unique requirements, and then engineer, build and install a lineal processing line that meets and exceeds them.