Norton, KS – December 3, 2020 – The BERKS Group announces an investment in Natoma Manufacturing LLC. Natoma manufactures build-to-order precision parts for global customers from its home in Norton, KS. Founded in 1982, Natoma holds ISO 9001 and AS9100 certifications and strictly adheres to their standards. Natoma’s customers are primarily in the aerospace and defense markets.
“Natoma’s strong leadership team and outstanding precision machining capabilities make it the perfect fit for us.” said Jay Longbottom, BERKS Operating Partner.
BERKS brings resources that will help Natoma increase capacity, expand its market presence and enhance business processes. This will include additional hiring in Norton.
“We are pleased to partner with BERKS. The additional resources, interaction with other companies and long-term investment perspective will allow Natoma to achieve sustainable growth for many years to come.” said Darin Campbell, Natoma CEO.
“BERKS shares our commitment to quality and to providing our employees a great place to work.” Mark Griffey, Natoma’s President said. “Those ideals will help us continue to deliver the highest quality products to our customers made by the best people using the top technology available.”
The addition of Natoma expands BERKS’ precision manufacturing platform with increased capabilities and new market segments. BERKS is also invested in Swiss-Tech, LLC and IDC LLC. Swiss-Tech manufactures mission critical precision parts for medical, aerospace and industrial end markets. IDC manufactures high quality, complex components primarily used in defense and aerospace systems.
Hank Bradley will join Natoma as chairman of the board.
“The combination of these three companies offers each of their customers new top-quality resources to achieve their manufacturing objectives as quickly and efficiently as possible.” said Hank Bradley.