• Owners: Craig and Tammie Martin
• Location: Southwest City, Mo.
History: Craig Martin joined his parents, Haskell and Barbara Martin, in 1999 at the little machine shop running screw machines with his father just outside of Anderson, Mo. In 2002, they expanded their machine shop operation at the current location north of Southwest City, purchasing their first CNC machine.
In 2005, they were approached by Precision Machine out of Grove, Okla., to manufacture aircraft parts, which led to a huge boost for the small shop, allowing them to acquire more CNC machines to meet contract needs.
Business was going very well for the Martin’s operation and Craig credits the daily prayer routine of his mother, who spent time in the upstairs office praying for the employees and wise business decisions. She passed away in 2012 from cancer.
In 2019, one and then another, Boeing 737 crashed, prompting Boeing to ground all the planes, bringing a halt to production of the parts their little shop manufactured. Then 2020 drove the final nail into the machine shop, forcing Craig to make the difficult decision to sell off the equipment.
Fortunately, Craig fell back on his childhood experience of working cattle with his grandfather and decided to take advantage of the prime location on the border of Oklahoma and Missouri where the machine shop buildings stood.
Products and Services: Re-opening as Martin Farm and Feed on May 1, Craig has repurposed the large metal buildings to now carry a wide variety of livestock products and wild bird feed.
Martin Farm and Feed is an ADM and Nutrena dealer, carrying products for cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, goats and dogs. From feed to mineral and salt blocks, protein tubs, calf starter and just about every product a farmer, rancher or 4-Her may want, Craig works to find those special blends for unique livestock needs.
Martin’s hopes to add new and used farm implements and tractors and bulk feed options for producers.