Treske is a family business founded by Gustav Treske in 1977.
Born in 1934, Gustav grew up in war-torn Soviet 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.