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McGinty Machine History

We take pride in our rich, entrepreneurial history that dates back to 1948 when two brothers started a small machine shop that grew into one of the leading manufacturers of precision machined parts. Our commitment to quality and dedication to customer service is steadfast, even still nearly 65 years later.

  • 2001

    September 11; Wichita aircraft companies layoff 14,000+ employees over a two-year period.

  • 2014

    McGinty Machine plans an expansion into a portion of the former Big Dog Motorcycle buildings catty-corner to our current facility. The expansion, expected to be complete by mid-year, will increase our production capacity. The current facility at 222 N. Hydraulic will continue as a blue streak facility, while the additional 34,000-square-feet of warehouse and office space will be for production work. Four newly purchased CNC machines with shuttle systems allow the new facility to be automated. This will give us 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehouse space.

  • 2012

    McGinty Machine begins planning for an expansion with the purchase of a 20,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at the corner of Douglas and Hydraulic.

  • 2010

    McGinty Machine is honored with Wichita Business Journal’s Best in Business award.

  • 2009

    McGinty Machine remodels and updates current facility, including the addition of new CNC machines.

  • 2008

    McGinty Machine purchases a new CNC and CMM, and begins focusing on long-term commercial and military work.

  • 2008-09

    Wichita loses 12,000 jobs in aviation industry (business aircraft).

  • 2007

    McGinty Machine ends our tooling division to allow our company to focus on production.

  • 2005

    Aerospace industry begins to bounce back; McGinty Machine manufactures parts of Boeing 767 Tanker and tooling for Lockheed Martin, and starts the Joint Strike Fighter (F35) for Lockheed. Our production rate per employee is above industry average, as our focus shifts to blue streak work.

  • 2004

    Layoffs and equipment sales—paired with tooling and military work—help McGinty Machine stay afloat during the harsh economic times.

  • 2002

    McGinty Machine starts a tooling division.

  • 1941-45

    Wichita becomes a hub of military and general aviation activity during WWII

  • 1996

    McGinty Machine moves into our current facility, along with the addition of new equipment that allows us to produce longer parts and larger quantities.

  • 1995

    McGinty Machine purchases and begins renovation on our current building at 222 N. Hydraulic. The major expansion from 15,000 sq. ft. to 43,000 sq. ft. supports the demand of our growing business.

  • Early 1990s
    Early 1990s

    Don becomes the sole owner of McGinty Machine when he purchases stock from his brother, Jerry. Business declines with the delay of new contracts, the reduction of military spending and the sluggish industry. McGinty Machine looks for ways to weather the recession and opens up to new markets outside of the aerospace industry.

  • 1980s

    McGinty Machine expands our customer base and adds CNC lathes and mills, including our first 5-axis CNC machine and first high speed CNC machine, to increase our capabilities and foster growth.

  • 1980

    John McGinty dies. His son, Don, moves back to Wichita and becomes the president, as Wichita aircraft lays off thousands.

  • 1979

    John McGinty becomes the sole owner of McGinty Machine.

  • 1960s, 70s
    1960s, 70s

    McGinty Machine continues to grow, moving from N. St. Francis to 702 N. Hydraulic and then, 3714 N. Hillside. The company went from 7,500 square feet at the Hydraulic location to 15,000 square feet at the Hillside location. John’s sons, Jerry and Don, work at McGinty Machine for their dad throughout the 60s and 70s.

  • 1948

    McGinty Machine becomes incorporated and opens at N. St. Francis.

  • 1946

    John McGinty returns from California, where he’d worked at Lockheed Aircraft. John joins Shorty working out of Shorty’s garage to start McGinty Machine.

  • 1944

    Clarence “Shorty” McGinty starts working out of his garage with one lathe and a couple of drill presses.