|Bauman Machine Inc. was founded in 1973 by Fred Bauman. Fred started his machining career in the 1950’s
working for Homco International as a welder and a machinist. After leaving Homco he then went to work for Land &
Marine to cut tool joints and then to A1 Bit and Tool before starting his own business. In the early 1970's, Fred
Bauman saw a high demand for oilfield machining services and decided to take a risk and go into business for himself.
Fred started his business with one welder and one lathe in a small shop behind his home.
The word got out and Fred’s workload increased beyond his capacity. Fred approached his stepson, Jim McCarty,
for help. Jim was working at the time as a machinist for A1 Bit and Tool. Jim started helping with the business on
nights and weekends. The workload increased and Jim quit A1 Bit and Tool and together they incorporated as
Bauman Machine Inc.
The oilfield boom was going strong and their business took off. They bought more equipment and quickly out grew the
small shop behind Fred’s home. In 1979, with only 8 employees they decided to expand and construct a new building
on SW 44th Street. After it's completion, they purchased numerous machines and hired more people. During the
peak of the boom they had over 45 employees that primarily serviced the oil and gas industry by doing manufacturing
After the oilfield boom was over Jim saw that manufacturing was headed toward automated machines. In 1988,
Bauman Machine bought their first CNC machine and begin a new venture in larger volume production work. Jim
quickly realized that his investment paid off. CNC machines offered great rewards of higher production and better
quality. Bauman Machine began investing in more CNC equipment and over the years have invested several millions
of dollars in some of the latest CNC and machining technology on the market.
In 1989, Fred Bauman retired and Jim McCarty continued to grow the business. In 1994, Bauman Machine had
exhausted most their floor space and decided to expand. With this expansion Bauman Machine Inc, added an building
addition that more than double the amount of floor space and room to grow.
In 1995, Jim’s son, Mark McCarty joined the company after graduating from University of Oklahoma. Jim believed
his son should start at the bottom and work his way up. Mark worked in about every position including, a driver, a
welder, CNC mill operator and a CNC lathe machinist. In 2001, Jim decided it was time to retire and sold the
business to his son who continues the legacy of Bauman Machine Inc today.
Over the past 40+ years, as the oilfield industry would slow, Bauman Machine would ventured out to other industries
besides the oilfield. Some of these other industries include Semiconductor, Medical, Road Boring, and Road
Construction Equipment. Since their incorporation in 1973, Bauman Machine began a legacy of high quality machining
services coupled with a high level of customer service, which even today is still our biggest commitment to our