New Bedford's SouthCoast Control Engineering (SCCE) Expands and Announces Second Company

SouthCoast Machineworks is a Profitable Addition to City’s Rising Manufacturing Industry
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – – SouthCoast Control Engineering, Inc., ( announces the successful integration of a second company, SouthCoast Machineworks, LLC, into its Nash Pond Business Park design and manufacturing facility. Established in September 2007, SouthCoast Machineworks fabricates machine parts for various industries in Southeastern Mass. and Rhode Island.
Machineworks has already achieved over half a million dollars in sales. Working with stainless steel, mild steel, and aluminum, it outputs pieces for general machinery, small assembly, and tight-tolerance assembly and also fulfills custom welding orders.
The addition of Machineworks to SCCE’s facility increased the utilized Nash Pond commercial space from approximately 7,000 to 15,000 square feet.
New Bedford native and company President Scott Gomes established SCCE to produce a wide range of automation, assembly, orientation, and case-packing equipment for national and international clients. In addition to providing machine parts for customers, small or large, Machineworks also fabricates parts for SCCE as needed. “The new company gives SCCE more control over quality and scheduling,” points out Gomes.
President Gomes and Vice President Joe Bristol, electrical and mechanical engineers respectively, ensure that SCCE is engineering driven. In turn, this expertise gives Machineworks a vital competitive edge. “Our engineering staff can develop a part or assembly using 3D solid modeling or 2D CAD in addition to re-manufacturing existing parts,” Gomes says. “SCCE also complements Machineworks with its development and assembly capabilities.”
Six employees staff Machineworks, whose floor space includes a 10-tool machining center, C&C turning center, manual milling machines, manual lathes, welding station, and paint booth. Plans for purchasing additional equipment are already underway.
SouthCoast Control Engineering was founded in 2000 by President Scott Gomes, SouthCoast Control Engineering (SCCE). The company provides national and international customers with equipment for the parts-assembly, automation, orientation, and case-packing industries. It specializes in the design and manufacture of electrical control panels and systems, equipment to handle and assemble highly decorated products, and special machinery to accommodate any manufacturing need.
In 2007, President Scott Gomes and Vice President Joe Bristol formed a second company, SouthCoast Machineworks, LLC, which specializes in custom welding and part fabrication.
To learn more about the parent company SCCE, visit
April 4, 2008

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