Based in Portland Oregon, Western Machine Works has been providing repair, manufacturing and engineering services to the Western United States and Canada since 1985.


Our History

Western Machine Works was founded in 1985 and purchased by Don Leighton in 2001.  Don has been involved in the paper industry for over forty years and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. 

His background includes eighteen years of experience in the engineering, maintenance and production departments of a West Coast Tissue and Food Board paper mill. In addition, Don managed a roll repair and covering organization for fourteen years before purchasing Western Machine Works.

Pulp and Paper

We’ve been working with the Pulp and Paper industry for over 25 years.  We understand paper mills face extreme challenges in today’s marketplace.  We believe it is our responsibility to supply our customers with unsurpassed reliability for every piece of equipment serviced, and help develop a cost effective maintenance schedule that fits their budget.

Wind Turbine

The increase in green energy production has created a demand for quality repair and manufacturing of equipment to support it. Western Machine Works has the skilled technicians, custom tooling and engineering expertise to handle all aspects of main shaft turbine refurbishment.

Machine Shop

We have the experience, shop size and capacity to handle virtually any machine or engineering challenge you have.  We’re committed to producing the highest quality workmanship and engineering solutions to be sure we stay number one with our customers.

Engineering Services

Western Machine Works has six degreed engineers on staff to assist you in designing new equipment or upgrading your existing equipment. This means you get dedicated, experienced professional engineers working on your project directly.


Let’s talk about your project.

To talk with our team about your project, or to learn more about how Western Machine Works can help, give us a call at (503) 286-7791 or send us an email here.


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(503) 286-7791
12005 N. Burgard Road
Portland, OR 97203
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