Model 2 Machine Group was incorporated in 2011 by Generation Growth Capital, Inc (GGC) with the acquisition of Clinkenbeard & Associates, Rockford, IL, as its starting point to establish a suite of vertically integrated supply capabilities to OEM customers serving the heavy truck, agricultural, construction, aerospace, and mining equipment markets. GGC is a Wisconsin-based lower-middle market private equity fund. It provides growth and buyout capital for lower middle market companies generally with $5-50mm in sales.
After acquiring Clinkenbeard, a technological leader in rapid pre-production modeling and prototyping of metal and plastic components, GGC added Wiza Industries to the M2M Group, renaming it, M2M Machining. M2M Machining specializes in machining high volume grey iron, low/high alloy steel and stainless steel castings and forgings. Customers are manufacturers of heavy and light trucks, and forklifts for the construction, agricultural and mining markets.
In 2012, Tri Aerospace, Terre Haute, IN was added to the M2M Group. Tri specializes in machining large complex aerospace engine components, providing concurrent engineering, project management, and prototypes for research and development projects.
In 2013, Mica Tool, Mukwonago, WI, a provider of precision machined smaller parts, was added to the M2M Group. And finally, in 2014, Atlantic Precision, Inc. (API), Port St. Lucie, FL, was added. API is a premier aerospace machining, design and build company that utilizes the latest 3D metal printing technologies to provide prototyping and low volume production parts.