ABOUT

R&D Manco is a leading manufacturer of precision parts for aircraft, space, and military applications.

For over 50 years, we have been a key supplier to major OEMs, specializing in casting to hog out conversions utilizing the latest in machine technology including our 5-axis and 7-axis machining centers. R&D Manco has established long term relationships with our customers by reducing cost and lead time. We continue to grow by hiring the best talent and adopting the latest technology to produce a superior product.

1980
Manco was started in 1964 by Virgil Manion and was purchased in 1972 by Chuck and Patricia Wyckoff. Chuck recognized the possibilities of CNC machines and was an early adopter of the technology in the Phoenix area. His spirit of innovation lives on at R&D today.
1984
In 1984 Chuck and Patricia started a sister company, R&D Specialty, to focus on research and development work for Garrett Engines. In 1987 the Wyckoffs sold Manco to a group of employees but continued to operate R&D Specialty. In 1990 the employees sold Manco back to Chuck and Patricia and they renamed the combined shops R&D Specialty/Manco.
1989
In 1989 John Bloom, the current President and son-in-law of Chuck, started working at R&D Specialty/Manco as an apprentice. John was learning the aerospace industry by day and running a travel agency at night. John worked his way up to become the GM and brought his willingness to get the job done, doing everything from being the truck driver, purchasing, quoting, sales, assembly, and cleaning the bathrooms.
1996
In 1996 John & Sue Bloom(CEO) bought the company from Chuck.
1997
R&D Manco moved to our current facility. John’s experience in doing all the jobs in the shop gives him great insight on how to get things done. He believes strongly in persistence and perseverance, overcoming trials and challenges, being nimble and flexible, and doing whats right for the customer. His experience in the travel industry is what drives our customer service.
2013
In 2013 we purchased an additional buliding next to the current facility, giving us a total of 30,000 square feet.
2016
In 2016 we shortened our name to R&D Manco.
2017
R&D Manco today.