Duncan Machine Products Inc. – Red River Technology Center
THEN: A new business launched from a backyard lean-to shed with two employees and a precision machine in 2007. With primary customers in the oil and gas industry, the company grew quickly. By 2012 after four economic downturns and declining oil and gas work, the owners – looking for other revenue sources – contacted Red River Technology Center and learned about government contracting. With the center's OBAN coordinator in their court the company has
- Worked through complex government documentation to become a small business, certified woman-owned business and certified HUBZone company.
- Obtained information on government solicitations for bids and registered with the U.S. System for Award Management.
- Expanded to include the U.S. Department of Defense as a customer.
NOW: Unlike many manufacturers who are forced to lay off employees in hard times, DMP has never done so. In fact, the company has instead grown into a 27,000-square-foot building on five acres with 18 employees and a goal to soon hire up to 25 more.