About Bay State Machine
Bay State Machine Co. (BSM) is a family owned and operated business, founded in 1977, by Frank J. Basile. The business opened in a converted three-car garage in the Bay State section of Northampton, MA. The new company quickly outgrew the garage space and in 1980 land was purchased in the Northampton Industrial Park allowing the construction of a 3800 square foot building. The next 20 years were spent growing the business and diversifying its work. The 3800 square feet eventually became cramped and in 2001, an additional 7000 square feet were added, providing BSM with much needed space and increased productivity. That extra space served the company quite well over the next 3 years but again BSM was growing out of space. With no where left to expand at its current location, the company began to look elsewhere. With much luck, a 15000 square foot building located not too far away in the Easthampton Industrial Park in Easthampton, MA was found. BSM purchased the Easthampton building and renovated the space and added on another 15000 square feet, for a total of 30000 square feet of manufacturing space. BSM broke ground on the new facility in the fall of 2004. With much anticipation the company moved into the bright and modern building in March of 2005.
The new air conditioned facility boasts several new machining centers, a centrally located Inspection Department, tumbling and sandblasting rooms, saw cutting capabilities and a state-of-the-art air quality control system. The move also allowed BSM to implement a twenty-seat LAN system and has enabled the company to fully utilize its Visual Job Shop Software. The best part is that even with the addition of our new machining centers, there is still room to grow, both within our site and/or by adding another addition should that day come!
We contract our services to a wide variety of industries, including automotive, computer, food, medical, government, law enforcement and sporting ordnance. We are committed to manufacturing quality parts with on time deliveries.
BSM also employs a team of very experienced people:
As stated above, Frank J. Basile is the founder of BSM. He is also the President and C.E.O. As founder, he also began as one of BSM's first two employees. Since that time the company has grown and now employs 44 people. Frank's wife, Colleen, joined BSM in 1989, and serves as both the C.F.O and the Office Manager. During her career she has worked for manufacturing companies in materials management and finance.
They have two children, Vincent and Jennifer who both grew up working for the company, on and off, during their school and college years. Vincent "officially" began as Vice President of Operations in June of 2002.
Mr. Vincent Basile, V.P. Operations
Vincent brings over 20 years of manufacturing/engineering experience. He has held positions of Senior Manufacturing Engineer and Director of Manufacturing in the aerospace bearing industry and Commodities Manager for the Stanley Works Corporate HQ.
BSME, MBA, CPM.
Ms. Jennifer Basile, Materials Manager/Inventory Control
Jennifer brings over 12 years of Management Experience to BSM. In her previous employment for a large Human Service Agency she served in the capacity of Regional Manager. Although she is new to manufacturing, her extensive management background has been invaluable to the growth of BSM.
Ms. Natalie Basile, Customer Service and Order Processing.
Nat brings 25 years of Materials Management experience and worked for Pro-Brush Corp, Kollmorgen Optics and McKinstery Inc. prior to coming to Bay State Machine Co.
Mr. Stanley Guzik, CNC Manufacturing Supervisor
Stanley has over 20 years experience in CNC machining. He has held lead positions in machining for various companies in Western MA and Connecticut. Mr. Guzik has been with Bay State Machine Co. for 12 years.
Ms. Kristine Ethier, Quality Manager
Kristine has over 15 years of quality experience in various industries. She has held positions as a Quality Engineering Technician, Quality Assurance Technician, Mechanical Inspector/Calibration Technician and most recently as a Site Quality Leader. Kristine holds certifications from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the following areas: Tolerancing and Dimensioning, Statistical Process Control and Project Management.