FOR OVER 35 YEARS.
NORTHWEST SWISS HAS BEEN MAKING PRECISION PARTS FOR
THE AEROSPACE, DEFENSE AND MEDICAL FIELDS.
AND THEY'RE CALLED PRECISION PARTS.
BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE EXTREMELY SMALL.
BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE.
THE HAYDEN COMPANY IS DOING BIG THINGS.
MADE IN THE NORTHWEST.
SWISS MACHINERY IS LEGENDARY FOR ITS PRECISION.
AND YOU'LL FIND SWISS MACHINERY ALL THROUGHOUT THE
MONTY SPENCER STARTED THE COMPANY IN 19-78.
we renamed it northwest swiss, because of the swiss
automatic screw machines.
northwest swiss makes parts of all different sizes,
but they specialize in very small parts.
these sputtering cups for a firm out of california
are just 35-thousandths of an inch from top to bottom
and 10-thousandths of an inch long.
so we can run long parts and hold very close tolerances.
i mean, extremely.
we hold in the tenths.
and that's our niche.
SO WHILE NORTHWEST SWISS HAS CNC MACHINES THAT MAKE
VERY COMPLICATED PARTS.
MOST OF IT IS DONE PART BY PART ON THESE RECONFIGURED
SWISS CAM MACHINES THAT CAN RUN MATERIAL EVEN SMALLER
THAN THE SPUTTERING CUPS I JUST SHOWED YOU.
it's just like running a hair.
and the CNCs, it wouldn't stand a chance running something
IT'S VERY COMPLICATED AND PRECISE WORK.
LIKE CUTTING DIFFERENT SCREWDRIVER SLOTS INTO THESE
AT A RATE OF ABOUT 300 AN HOUR.
THESE ARE BEING MADE FOR BOEING.
they all take different sized slots and different
lengths on the screws and a combination of both.
SPENCER SAYS THE COMPANY'S PARTS CAN BE FOUND ON JUST
ABOUT ANYTHING THAT FLIES.
80 TO 90 PERCENT OF NORTHWEST SWISS' BUSINESS IS IN
we have parts on every one of boeing's aircraft, including
AND IT'S NOT JUST BOEING.
we have a lot of parts with airbus.
we're on, i think, every fighter jet, including the
f-35, the new fighter jet.
SPENCER SAYS YOU'LL FIND MOST OF THE PARTS ON THE
INSTRUMENTATION PANELS OF THE PLANES.
NORTHWEST SWISS MADE PARTS FOR THE TOMAHAWK CRUISE
AND IS STILL INVOLVED IN DEFENSE.
the tanks that the army uses and the marines and we
have parts on that.
we have parts on like a lot of the field stuff, the
IT ALSO DOES SOME WORK IN THE MEDICAL FIELD.
AS PART OF A BASE OF ABOUT 30 TO 40 CUSTOMERS AROUND
SPENCER EXPECTS NORTHWEST SWISS TO GROW BY 30 PERCENT
AND 30 PERCENT MORE IN 2015.
business is going very good.
AND IT'S ALL MADE POSSIBLE BY THE MACHINERY MADE IN
it's hard to beat them.
it's hard to beat the swiss.
FOR MADE IN THE NORTHWEST.
I'M DEREK DEIS.
KXLY FOUR NEWS.