Kuhl Machine Shop
Your Obvious Choice
We are an industry leading, professional, full-service CNC Machining, Certified Welding, Fabrication & Finishing supplier. Our reputation is built on Quality, Leadership, and Ingenuity allowing us remarkable and continued growth since commencing in 1989. The professional approach to requests matched with our efficient, value-added service is key for ensuring the success of our customers.
Quality Certified to several designations, we support a vast array of clientele from industries including Nuclear, Mining, Military, Automotive, Agricultural, and Renewable Energy to Commercial or Personal classed projects. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the latest CAD/CAM software, and Project Management gantt charts are just a few of the tools we utilize for the control and automation of order processing.
It is the culture within our company that we’re most proud of. Culture is better experienced than described, but in brief, it’s genuine, fun, enthusiastic, transparent, supportive, collaborative, and professional.
Partner with us and experience first hand why our valued Customers continue to rely on us as they have for 3 decades, making us Your Obvious Choice.
We embrace and exhibit safe-work which is evident to anyone visiting our facility. Our motto is simple, “We go home in the same shape we came.” It’s a commitment to our families, clients, and members of our community.
In addition to our certified Joint Health & Safety Committee, we are supported by OSG.ca through which employees are trained in the latest regulations and information to equip them with the tools required to be top performers in a safe work environment.
Practical training and assessments are completed regularly in-house through a certified trainer.
Quality Assurance Program
KMS is dedicated to maintaining it’s role as an industry leader by providing quality products and services that are flexible and meet our customer’s expectations. This is achieved through our commitment of continuous improvement and value added customer service. With skilled employees, supportive suppliers and a loyal customer base as our focus, we are determined to achieve and monitor our quality objectives.
Registered & Certified to ISO 9001: 2015 & CAN3-Z299.3-85, CWB 47.1, 47.2 & TSSA, we understand and execute the thorough activity required to assure quality output.
Project management, controlled procedures & forms, preventive maintenance, calibrated tools, SOPs, KPIs, ITPs, training matrixes, buddy checks and internal audits are merely a few of the inputs comprised in our Quality Control Program.
SAFETY – We go home in the same shape we came
ACCOUNTABILITY – We don’t do excuses
TRANSPARENCY – We practice open & clear communication
LOYALTY – We know we can rely on each other
APPROACH – We choose positivity
INTEGRITY – We do the right thing
COLLABORATION – We achieve together
APPRECIATION – We show gratitude
KMS shall actively contribute to improving the productivity of our customers. The products and value-added services offered by our group shall provide customers with maximum value in terms of performance, quality, speed, safety, and total flexibility. Kuhl Machine Shop Ltd. shall be the obvious choice for customers.
Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement
A culture grounded by the principle of Sempre Avanti (Always Forward) fuels our Continuous Improvement and Lean Initiatives that further increases value for our valued clients.
To disregard efficiency and continuous improvement measures would be a disservice to both customer and community. Lean Manufacturing & 5S initiatives are second-nature to us at KMS. If an idea proves to be more efficient as little as a few seconds while not jeopardizing safety & quality, then we do it. For example, garbage bins are mounted up off the floor for sweeping efficiency and kaizen foam is installed in all tooling drawers to avoid time looking for otherwise scattered tools.
A very common and frequent compliment we receive from visitors is how clean and organized our facility is. While this is simply part of our culture and routine activities, we do appreciate the recognition and communicate it at our weekly tool box meetings.
The only way to produce great things is with great people who enjoy their job, so we make sure we hire the best; highly skilled and certified professionals who are dedicated to their trade, quality workmanship and excellent customer service.
We’re a team with a unique mix of skills and we pride ourselves on our expertise as well as our distinct Company culture. No matter which department we’re in or how large our team grows, we all share a passion for excellence and are accountable to each other in a family-like atmosphere.
We are consistent in honing our crafts as a commitment to our customers in today’s market, providing exceptional workmanship and superior service.
Simply put…we are here to help, we enjoy the diversity of requests, and we get the job done.
Founder, Dave Kuhl, enjoys helping others. His dedication to this, coupled with recognizing a need in the community led him to a pivotal decision in 1989. Dave resigned from a secure Millwright position and began a modest Machine Shop while continuing to operate his 4th generation family farm. From a small 300 sq ft shed beside his house, Dave opened the door for business with himself as the lone staff member and a few pieces of simple equipment to serve the local farming community. Dave’s conscientious effort to build lasting relationships with customers and his drive to expand the Company’s offerings were key elements for the future of KMS. And the rest, as they say, is history.
The dedication to helping others has not changed over 30 years, but many other things have. The 300 square feet of work space is now over 25000, the few simple pieces of equipment have been replaced with multiple modern high-tech machines, and Dave now works alongside many valuable teammates all sharing the same dedication to help by serving numerous industries and communities. The small shed where it all began still sits just across the yard and it’s always interesting to hear reactions when that piece of the history is learned.
But it really doesn’t matter that we’ve been around for 30 years, have built a new facility, and survived recessions. While history is important, it’s what we do today that matters most to our customers, and we realize that.