Treske is a precision machining shop that takes great pride in quality and economical manufacturing. For over 30 years, Treske has led the way in precision machining – constantly looking for new ways to improve and optimize our systems, processes, and the industry as a whole. Our evolution reflects this commitment, and is driven by Treske’s mission of innovation.

History

Company Founder Gustav Treske epitomizes the American dream. Born in 1934, Gustav grew up in war-torn gus-featSoviet occupied Eastern Germany, where he began working as a machinist apprentice at the age of 15. Just four years later, Gus left home for a work opportunity in Western Germany – not knowing that Eastern Germany would soon be closed off to the world for the next 40 years.

 

Gus immigrated to the United States in 1959. Arriving with nothing and speaking little English, he was determined to be successful. He found work as a contract machinist for several years – including a position in the aerospace industry where he was involved in machining parts for the Apollo space program.

In 1973, Gus moved his family to Oregon and started Treske Precision Machining, Inc., as a small job shop in 1977. With four children and a wife to care for, times were often tough – but Gus pushed forward by constantly looking for ways to make parts faster and more effectively.

Gustav’s son, Theo Treske, joined the company in 1989 after graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in business. At that time, the company had grown to 10 employees and had already developed a strong reputation for quality and value.

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Together, father and son continued to build up the company and eventually extended Treske’s service offering – including fabrication and integration. They saw tremendous success, and quickly grew the organization from a small job shop to a manufacturer capable of complex, high level assembly integration.

Today

Treske Precision Machining is now comprised of 120 employees and over 70,000 square feet of cutting-edge manufacturing area. Gustav’s pride in his work is still apparent in the spotless facility and well organized floor plan, encouraging economical and streamlined operations.

In fact, this drive for improvement and innovation is the core of Treske’s approach to manufacturing, and the cornerstone of the company’s success. Gus was always motivated by the challenge of taking on new projects and improving existing ones, and has built his company to share these ideals.

To ensure this high standard never slips, Treske often hosts 6S Kaizen cleaning events to eliminate waste from all processes and ensure optimal efficiency in the workplace.

 

As the company continues to grow, manufacturing engineers readdress the floor plan, manufacturing cells and process flow to scale with our changing customer and capability needs. Treske is constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve and perfect its craft.

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The company has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small machine shop. But at its core, Treske Precision Machining will always be a family business.

 


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