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Precision Tool now a woman-owned business


In 1959, Charles Cyphert Sr. and his brother Glenn started Charter Engineering, an underground mining equipment rebuild shop. In 1972, Charles, along with his sons, transformed Charter Engineering into Progressive Industries. The company added Precision Tool in 2015 to meet customers’ manufacturing and machining needs, then expanded in 2018 to include Phoenix Trucking. 

After working for all three companies for a number of years and successfully transitioning Precision Tool to an ISO Certified and ITAR compliant company, Heather Cyphert is now majority owner of Precision Tool as of January 2021. 

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