Ep. 26 – Dave Thuro on Growing a Machining Business (Part 1)

By Noah and Lloyd Graff

Today’s podcast is part one of a two-part interview with Dave Thuro, second-generation owner of Thuro Metal Products, a successful job shop in Long Island, New York. The business produces parts for a variety of industries, including aerospace, fuel injectors, HVAC, bearing and linear and, more recently, optics and lighting.

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We spoke to Dave about his equipment choices, focusing on Swiss automatics and multi-turret CNC lathes. We also discussed his father’s journey from Yugoslavia, living in an old army barracks in Munich, Germany, as a refugee following World War II. He became a master machinist in Germany, before immigrating to the United States at the age of 23 and finally starting a machine shop of his own.

Question: Which piece of equipment in your shop is your favorite?



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  1. r in nyc

    CNCs are great, but NOTHING beats a good Ol’ Bridgeport!!!

    They are only limited by your imagination!

    It is like comparing artwork on a Chrome book versus classic oil on canvas.

    Perhaps it borders on skill versus art…


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