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SDP/SI Awarded Modern Machine Shop’s Elite 2023 Top Shops Distinction

SDP/SI has been selected as a Modern Machine Shop Top Shop for 2023, based on data analytics from this year’s Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.

Press Release  |  September 26, 2023  |  Hicksville, NY
Each year, major machining facilities across North America participate in Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, a program designed to aid manufacturing shops in measuring their key operating metrics against others in the industry. Drawn from the survey, four standout shops are recognized for this prestigious honors program.

“These shops represent the future of manufacturing,” says Brent Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Modern Machine Shop. “From innovative business practices to creative uses of machining technology, each of our Top Shops honorees has demonstrated an effort to consistently improve and a willingness to share and learn with others.”

“We are extremely proud of what we do and grateful for our recognition, under the category of machining technology, as a Top Shop”, said Robert Kufner, SDP/SI President, and CEO. “As a manufacturer of high-precision gears and mechanical components we understand the importance of new technology and the benefits it provides us. Because of this we invest heavily each year in the latest CNC equipment, automation, and tools available ensuring our customers the high-quality components they rely on.”

“Congratulations to the team at Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument upon qualifying as a 2023 Modern Machine Shop Top Shop,” said Bryce Ellis, vice president of Metalworking Media. “The Top Shops vetting process is stringent and being selected is a testament to your diligent efforts and invaluable impact on the industry.”

Hundreds of shops participate in Top Shops annually, resulting in a wealth of data and statistics that prove invaluable for discovering and assessing areas for growth and improvement, including machining technology, performance and practices, business strategy and human resources.

About Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) a Designatronics company
Established 1950 as a comprehensive source for small mechanical and electromechanical components, SDP/SI concentrates on the design and manufacture of precision gears, high-performing mechanical components and customized solutions for motion control and small power transmission applications. Components are manufactured and assembled to world-class-quality levels in Hicksville, New York. ISO 9001 + AS9100 certified. Product specifications, 3D CAD models, technical information and 24/7 shopping are available at