Happy Centenary Birthday, Progressive!  While no official documentation cites the particular month of our birth, we’re choosing to celebrate our 100th birthday this autumn.

We are so thankful for all (teammates, customers, vendors) who have been a part of our story. Here’s to many, many more successful years!

Formal press release here.

WINTER 2023-2024

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We weren’t perfect in 2023 by any means. Nevertheless, we were still blessed with better people, customers, and vendors than we deserve.

Thanks to all for a successful 2023 and on to a bright 2024! 


Spring springs eternal (or at least annually) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Not enough consistent showers to wash away the pollen, but it makes us more ‘green’ than we are normally!

So thankful for our welding helmets; allowed us all to take in the eclipse! 


Recent shop quotes

Seasonal Flavors


What do you a call an adequate manufacturing plant?

A satis-factory!


Ode to Joy – Beethoven and countless children on recorders!

Texas Hold ‘Em (THE CLEAN[ER] VERSION!) – Beyonce


“Most people are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others, frightfully objective sometimes – but the task is precisely to be objective toward oneself and subjective toward all others.”
– Soren Kierkegaard