Our History

In the 1930s, the roots of Moore Machine Tools were planted by Richard Moore, the grandfather of Moore Machine Tools CEO. His journey began as a machinist, driven by a shift in careers when his baseball career was cut short. This early exposure to machining tools set the stage for the enduring interest in the industry. Looking forward to 1998, when the founder and current CEO, Matt Moore, began his career as a machine tools salesman. Little did he know that this was just the beginning of a remarkable journey that would shape the future of Moore Machine Tools.

As Matt progressed through the ranks, from a regional sales manager in 2000 to a National Sales Manager in 2002, his passion for quality machines led him on a global quest. Traveling across the world, he sought out the best machinery and forged strong relationships with manufacturers. Matt’s dedication first came to fruition in 2002 when he played a pivotal role in selling and installing one of the first fully automated lasers in the Intermountain Region. The year 2004 marked another milestone as Matt successfully set up a successful distribution network, diving into the difficulties of international importing and exporting, as well as long-term service agreements. This period of growth and learning laid the groundwork for Moore Machine Tools’ future endeavors.

Since that time Matt Moore’s ingenuity and collaboration with the lead production worker from SpaceX resulted in a groundbreaking design—a plate roll with zero flat spot tolerance. This laid the foundation for dynamic crowning, showcasing Moore Machine Tools’ commitment to cutting-edge technology and precision. The unveiling of this design caught the attention of FABTECH Expo, which recognized its significance by inviting Matt to be a keynote speaker at the largest machine tools tech show in the United States. In 2015, a new chapter unfolded as Matt, alongside his son Beau, embarked on the entrepreneurial journey of founding Moore Machine Tools. Operating from the front room of their house, the company’s first purchase, two plastic tables from Costco, symbolized the humble beginnings of a venture that aimed to honor the legacy of Richard Moore. The subsequent years witnessed remarkable growth, with the company expanding beyond its initial confines. The year 2021 saw another significant achievement as the company reached a new milestone, installing a colossal 60ft, 2,200-ton tandem press brake for Smith Industries in Midland, Texas.

These milestones underscore Moore Machine Tools’ journey from innovative designs and humble beginnings to becoming a key player in the machine tools industry.


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