B.J. Clark began his career in manufacturing as a machinist in the U.S. Navy. That career progressed at Howell Instruments where he expanded his expertise in manufacturing, fabrication, and management. In 1968 Mr. Clark started repairing guns as a hobby in a small building in the back yard of his residence. His talent was in such demand, it soon became necessary for him to leave his management position in the manufacturing/machining business and open a gun repair business.
In 1968 Mr. Clark organized and founded Clark's Gun and Ammo, a retail gun store and repair shop in a building on Hwy. 199, commonly know as Jacksboro Hwy, between Ft. Worth and Azle Texas. On June 15, 1971, Clark's Guns and Ammo, was incorporated by the State of Texas, with an employment of three people.
Because of his vast experience, since his release from the U.S. Navy, in manufacturing/machining, and management, B.J. Clark made a decision to re-enter manufacturing. He began doing business as Clark's Precision Machine and Tool (CPMT).
B.J. Clark pursued resources in order to expand. As the business grew, the repair and machine work became the focus and expansion concentrated on additional equipment for precision machine work. The business has continued to grow and Clark's Precision Machine and Tool now encompasses over 50,000 sq. ft., located on about 3.5 acres. This includes a full production machine shop, sheet metal shop, assembly area, welding area, saw shop, upholstery shop, and a separate paint building with current employment of approximately 40 people.
The business was able to grow and survive during difficult economic times because of the commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction and the recognition that it was (and is) imperative to take advantage of technological advances such as automated equipment, laser technology, and computer systems.
CPMT’s Mission Statement:
Clark’s Precision Machine and Tool is a well established corporation with quality products and customer satisfaction as our primary goal. It is our mission to provide products and services of the highest quality which meets or exceeds the needs of our customers, now and in the future. We strive to earn and maintain a reputation for quality and achieve complete customer satisfaction.