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North Industrial Machine, LLC is a family owned and operated company headquartered in Hartsville, SC. NIM serves the steel, paper, aerospace, textile, automotive and medical industries with its staff of over 150 full time employees. NIM’s plant locations in Hartsville, Patrick and Society Hill, SC provide: machining, fabrication, plant maintenance and engineering to industrial customers throughout the United States.


North Industrial Machine was founded in 1995 by Danny and Debbie Johnson of Hartsville, SC. The company had very humble beginnings, starting with just one employee, Danny Johnson Jr., and one manual lathe. Olin Johnson, Danny Sr.’s dad, helped provide guidance for the new company because Danny Jr. was only 13 when the company was created. By the summer of 1996, NIM had designed and constructed machines for use outside of the United States. Around March 1999, North Industrial Machine added CNC equipment to its operation, including engineering software to meet customer needs. By the spring of 2004 NIM had doubled in size by constructing a large fabrication department. The following year NIM purchased a sheet metal works company and moved its operations to its Hartsville, SC location. Expanding further in 2009, NIM purchased Precision Components and Services, located in Patrick, SC. The latest round of expansion took place in 2010 when the fabrication department was relocated to a 4 acre building in Society Hill, SC.


North Industrial Machine, LLC is truly a family owned and operated company. Currently, Danny Johnson Sr, serves as president, with Debbie as treasurer/secretary, Danny Johnson Jr., serves as Vice President along with his wife Brandy, who serves as treasurer for PCS. The CFO for all companies, Keith Chafin, cousin of Debbie, and his wife Kim, serve at NIM’s Hartsville location. Additional family members which have joined the team include: Perry Johnson, and Shawn Johnson.


With customer demand growing each year, and over 40 years experience, North Industrial Machine, LLC and its family of companies seem to have a very bright future. North Industrial Machine can assist you and your company with almost any project in the metal working industry.