EPWI Winter 2020-2021 Specials Catalog

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Customer Profile EPWI CUSTOMER PROFILE Texas Engine Machine, Inc. Llano, Texas

CFM, Sullair rotary compressor to run everything. The 40 x 63 inch Sting Ray jet wash system completes the war on dirt, and will handle large diesel components. The most important part of the equation is people. While cross training is key to efficiency, nine year veteran, Mark McDonald heads the block department. Neil Blackmon manages all the cylinder head work and Alex Bedford provides support to all operations. Texas Engine Machine is located in the Central Texas Hill Country; Llano is a small town of 3,000 people. Business has developed in surrounding rural area, communities, and big cities. Jeff does not advertise. Thankfully, referrals and a strong reputation for quality have many customers driving in, or shipping projects to the shop. Fleet customers and repair shops are equally important and fast turnaround is available to these time sensitive customers. Part supply is important to smooth operation. Jeff notes EPWI is our “first call” Engine Parts Supplier and has been instrumental to our success and growth over the last 23 years. The Dallas crew provides exceptional daily service, and is an integral part of our team. Visit Jeff and the team at Texas Engine Machine, Inc. online at: https://www.texasenginemachine.com

After college, Jeff Winn worked as a field engineer for an oil company. After a few years, he moved back to his hometown, Llano, to pursue his true interest of doing performance engine work. He started a small machine shop in the back of the family NAPA store. Business grew quickly, prompting the 1997 purchase of land, and construction of the 3800 sq. ft. shop. Equipment and manpower added over time pushed the building to capacity, requiring efficient management of the constant workload. A full service shop, with state of the art equipment, means all work is performed in house. This includes custom crank grinding, balancing, multiple performance modifications, innovative machining operations, and assembly. Their moto “If they bring it in, we will do it” couples with quality work to drive growth. Results include a wide variety of engine work. Motorcycle, UTV, European, Domestic, Classic Cars, Street Performance, all types of Racing, Marine, and Ag/Industrial Gas/Diesel are common. Trending up over the last few years is Light Truck Diesel business and large over the road truck engines by CAT, Cummins, and Navistar. Knowing it is essential to quality work, Jeff jokes “cleaning is 50% of what we do”. This prompted investments like the Empire 48x48 industrial soda blasting system, which eliminates the possibility of retained cleaning media, plus a 40HP, 250

Jeff Winn

Mark McDonald

Alex Bedford

Neil Blackmon

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