E&W Machine traces its roots to 1979, when it was founded by Emory Musselman and Wilburn Miller. Known then as E&W Machine and Custom Fabrication, it operated out of Musselman’s garage in Shawsville, VA. The company quickly outgrew the 300-square-foot space and moved to a 1,200-square-foot facility in nearby Elliston. It operated successfully at that location until 1981, when the growth of the company once again required it to move, this time to its present location in Salem, VA. In 1982, the owners sold E&W Fabrication. E&W Machine continued to grow, requiring several additional expansions of its building in Salem.
The company was purchased in 2001 by Ed Staley, an entrepreneur who had previously established Commonwealth Tool Specialty, a large, regional cutting tool distributorship based in Roanoke, VA. E&W Machine continued to expand its capabilities and customer list, and in 2009 acquired Virginia Machining Solutions, which resulted in further growth. Additional investments in 2014 allowed the company to significantly expand its manufacturing capabilities.
Today, E&W Machine uses the latest technology to provide precision parts for use by manufacturers in a wide variety of industries.