THE PROGRESSIVE ENGINEERING STORY BEGAN NEARLY 100 YEARS AGO.
In 1923, four individuals – Charles E. Johnson, W. Leroy Smith, Claude O. Tucker, and Samuel M. Hull – launched Progressive Engineering in Richmond, Virginia. The company focused on the printing industry, supplying engineering and manufacturing services for presses, stitchers, and a variety of other printing equipment.
Over the course of the 20th century, Progressive Engineering expands its machine shop capabilities outside the printing industry, serving a deep base of local customers with high-quality machined parts for both original and replacement applications.
Today, Progressive Engineering & Heat Treating serves both local and multinational customers across numerous industries around the world. Our team of experienced, talented machinists, skilled, ambitious apprentices, and thoughtful management continue to deliver leading engineering, manufacturing, and heat treating services.
We aim to build an organization that enables our employees to thrive and grow, partners with our customers and vendors with integrity, and stewards our resources well.