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When Austin from Black River Group reached out to Moore Machine Tools, they were undergoing an internal transformation. The need to speed up their prototyping capabilities and the frustration that comes with outsourcing products led Black River Group to look towards moving production in-house. By working with Austin and the Black River Group team, Moore Machine Tools was able to deliver the solution to their industrial machinery problems.

The Company

Established in Mansfield, Ohio, in 1962, Black River Group had humble beginnings under Autin’s grandfather as an offset print company. They quickly had a diverse portfolio including the Gorman-Rupp Company and Electrolux. Throughout their history, Black River Group has designed and manufactured in-store displays and components for its customers. They offer everything from single components to full-scale branding solutions. This successful work of Black River Group has led to a large portfolio of clients including North American Kawasaki, Colt, CZ Firearms, Godiva Chocolate, and Wrangler.

Displays Created By Black River Group

The Machines

Austin reached out to Moore Machine Tools because they needed updated machinery. Utilizing WW2 era press brakes before decommissioning them and selling them off, Black River Group had to turn to outsourcing production of bent pieces. When they reached out to Moore Machine Tools, they were unsure of what press brake best fit their needs.

Working with our team, Black River Group decided on a 10’ x 150T 6-axis press brake. This press brake was a giant leap from the old brakes they had to decommission. Included in the machine was the Delem 66T, automated crowning, and DSP Laser Safety system. This machine allowed Black River to bring their production in-house. It also completely overhauled its prototyping process and capabilities.

As with all purchases, this press brake machine came with installation and training. To oversee this process, our Regional Service Manager, Tanner, flew to Ohio and met with Austin. Once there Tanner got the machine calibrated and bending. He then spent the next few days ensuring that the Black River Group team was completely trained.

After the installation, Austin has become more than a customer. “Since the installation, Moore Machine Tools has been in my corner whenever I needed something” Austin says. “When I call, it’s more like I’m talking to my friends rather than some company. And Tanner has been more than helpful even after installation.”

Green Press Brake for Black River Group

Black River Group Press Brake


Reaching out to Moore Machine Tools marked a pivotal moment in Black River Group’s production capabilities. Faced with the challenges inherent in outsourcing, Austin embraced the opportunity to bring his production in-house. Through this partnership, Black River Group is able to deliver superior products while saving time and money. “I invested with Moore because of their brake capabilities and the financial feasibility. I can’t complain in any way, shape, or form.” Even several years removed from installation, Black River Group continues to praise the team at Moore Machine Tools. “I’ll continue to work with Moore for many years to come” Austin says.

Other Reviews

Read our reviews below to see why Austin and hundreds of others are choosing Moore Machine Tools for their industrial machinery needs.

very professional. communication was excellent. completely seamless. they called when the machine arrived to make sure it was there on time, they called again when the machine was set to make sure it was set with no issues. They answered all my questions quickly and i was very impressed with the overall experience. Tanner even came to the shop in a once in a lifetime snow storm!

Busted Knuckle Offroad LLC

Strong and very capable company. They provide full support at all time. The distance and the culture difference did not make it easy, but they all ways where able to help.

Tony Ceballos

When our shop was slowed due to not having a press they got one set up for us in a day, Josh, the personal they sent was very friendly and helpful, going as far as offering their personal number to us in case we had any questions or concerns in the future. Overall great help and very good at showing us what to clean and check and even how to program the machine

Solar Leafe
From start to finish Moore machine tools are great to work with and there products are amazing well made and made to last I would definitely recommend Moore machine tools.
John Fausett

It has been a great experience from start to finish. The machine arrived when promised and in good shape. The checklist of things to be done before the technician arrived was clear and concise. The technician arrived on schedule and was very knowledgeable. After Tanner had completed his final assembly and calibration he provided great training that was never rushed. We will not hesitate to utilize this company in the future if the need arises again. Thanks you for a great experience.

QuickLoadz Shop

Moore Machine set us up with a great machine. They took the time to make sure we were comfortable with and could be productive with the machine before training ended.

Chad Paquette