Sign Up For Updates

Manufacturing is the engine that made America prosperous.

Modern manufacturing will play a pivotal role in our long-term economic vitality.

Welcome to

Trace-a-Matic: More Demand for CNC and Exotic Materials Machining


Trace-a-Matic is a high-quality machine shop in Brookfield, Wisconsin, specializing in computerized numeric control (CNC) milling and turning as well as exotic materials machining. On April 19, Gov. Scott Walker joined the company’s employees to announce 35 new jobs, welcome news in a state that has made economic recovery and job creation a top priority the past year.

Trace-a-Matic also has invested in additional flex space in Brookfield. This growth is the result of strong demand for its work from customers in the mining and oil-and-gas sectors, a trend that is expected to continue. The company also qualified for $300,000 in state economic development tax credits to help fuel its growth.

The business, founded in 1968, takes its name from tracer lathe machines, a few of which are still in use. But through the years Trace-a-Matic has invested continuously in state-of-the-art machining equipment.

Gov. Walker made the point that job growth often occurs by the dozens, not by the thousands, and that government has a role to play in adopting policies that encourage economic growth and opportunity. Wisconsin has a long history of manufacturing excellence, and it’s great to see companies like Trace-a-Matic creating more jobs for American workers.