Bill Murphy and Jeff Campbell met at the Oregon Institute of Technology, where they earned Machining and Manufacturing Engineering degrees. Later, they reunited by happenstance when they were at the same spindle shop when the Master, the one and only Bill Browning of REB Bearing fame, was retiring. Together they purchased Browning’s company in 1993 and turned it into C & M Precision Spindle.
Together, they fixed every type of spindle, from little 5-inch long glass grinders to big 1700 lbs sub spindles sent to them from the world-famous CNC centers. Jeff sourced parts and bearings from around the globe while Bill fit them together, making sure everything was perfectly balanced.
Jeff retired in 2018 leaving Bill to carry on the mantle.
Today, Bill and C & M Precision Spindle continue to treat every machine they work on with as much attention and care as the person who depends on it for a living. In the past 25+ years, Bill has met some amazing people that make this country the best at manufacturing and he wants to do his best to continue to help them for years to come.