In 2015 two young individuals set-up a Torchmate 3 system at a high school in Olney, IL. Many hours were spent learning machine software and troubleshooting issues. Because CNC principles are shared across different brands soon many other schools in the area were seeking out assistance with their machines. After working with these machines for 2 years these individuals took the next step.
In early 2017, Southern Illinois Metalworx was formed with a primary focus on making signs for home and business, as well as industrial parts using a CNC plasma cutting table. A few months after opening, the business expanded to include steel fabrication, vinyl decals, and transparent vinyl business signs. In the spring of 2018 we became a service partner with Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems (LECS) based out of Reno, NV. We currently work with LECS to provide an in-field troubleshooting and repair service to the many owners of Torchmate brand cutting tables. In addition to servicing the machines, we provide trainings for commercial and educational institutions. We are continuing to expand our capabilities with our most recent addition of powder coating and mobile sandblasting.
Our company was founded with the goals of providing a quality product or service to every customer at competitive price. We are glad to serve our customers nationwide and look forward to sharing our best with each one.
Shop Services Manager
Field Services Manager
Tanner works with shop customers to put together designs, provide estimates, and explain our approach and capabilities for a project. He is also trained on Torchmate 3, 4400, and 4800 series machines. In addition to working up designs, Tanner also fabricates the projects when need be.
Edward works with the field service technicians to cover our large service area and troubleshoot machines as well as Accumove 2 and Accumove 3 control boxes. He is trained on Torchmate 3, TMX, Growth Series, 4400, 4800, and 5100 series machines.
Field Service Technician
Field Service Technician
Taylor is trained on Torchmate 3, TMX, Growth Series, 4400, 4800, and 5100 machines as well as Accumove 2 and Accumove 3 box repair. When not on the road he assists with other shop projects such as fabrication, powder coating, and sandblasting.
Damein is our newest technician and is currently trained on TMX, 4400, and 4800 series machines. In addition to working on the machine he provides Torchmate 9 CAD/CAM training at both commercial and educational facilities.