Gemini Machine


McKinney Machine

Gemini Machine Works Inc. is pleased to announce the recent ACQUISITION of McKinney Machine Company Ltd.

To further strengthen our position as a leading manufacturing service, Gemini Machine Works Inc. is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of McKinney Machine Company Ltd.

This deal makes good business; sense by combining the Gemini & McKinney shops, we have the ability to offer our customers a full compliment of services for manufacturing & fabrication with virtually no size restrictons or blind spots.

- Mike Walchuck, General Manager

What does this mean for McKinney and Gemini’s customers?

We will be combining our services, our skills and our specialties to provide service to our customers in the most efficient and effective means possible. Our customers will receive the same high-­‐level quality and experience while gaining a more extensive collection of products, services and industry expertise.

Our combined companies will continue to offer all of the Gemini + McKinney products and services under one roof.

Various sized CNC machine tools that complement the existing CNC abilites at Gemini (Ie. Larger OD turning, larger milling capacity, larger & CNC controlled horizontal boring mill abilities).

Welding equipment & procedures (sub arc welding and BOP weld build up & repair).

Full product line pertaining to oil field equipment and OEM Service & Repair (hooks, blocks & beckets, swivels and hydromatics).

A Crossing Point of Two Businesses

Brian McKinney started McKinney Machine in 1954. Early in the company’s history, Herb Neitsch was hired and worked his way up from machine cleaner and floor sweeper to foreman.

In the late 1970’s, a new industrial park south of Edmonton called ‘Nisku’ was developed. Herb was eager to capitalize on the Nisku opportunity and approached Brian about opening a second McKinney shop closer to their drilling clients.

Instead, Brian encouraged Herb to branch out on his own and pursue the Nisku opportunity. Gemini Machine Works was formed and began operating in 1979.

Brian and Herb always maintained their friendship and had an excellent working relationship. This acquisition is a continuation of their legacy.

There’s great history between McKinney & Gemini’s founders. In fact, Gemini was founded with the encouragement of Brian McKinney along with the ambition and hard work of my father, Herb Neitsch.
- Chris Neitsch, President

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