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O b s i d i a n M f g  C u l t u r e

Mission Statement

At Obsidian Manufacturing Industries, Inc., we aim to serve our customers across a vast number of industries. We want ourselves to be a company that you’ll come back to, and that starts and ends with honoring the tradition of our brands while paving our own way forward.


Our values are the standard that we expect of ourselves, our employees, and stakeholders.

These values are the base in which we operate on every level.


To be our customer’s most trusted partner in bridging the time-honored methods and machines of their industry with the innovation of modern processes through our well-established brands of products and services. To be our employee’s most reliable source of advancement and continuing education in our industry.  We have the responsibility to innovate to make improvements for all those whom our business touches.

C o n t a c t s

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Our company is led by our President, Sue Nordman. Manufacturing always has been close to her heart with her family having established strong roots in the industry years before her. Her focus is concentrated on marketing, sales, and accounting but you can find her playing a part in just about every team here at Obsidian.  She was a driving force behind the acquisition of Arter Precision Grinding Machines brand and the purchase of the assets of Stieg Grinding Corporation.

Sales & Marketing Teams
Sue Nordman, President of Obsidian Manufacturing Industries, Inc.

Sue Nordman

David Nordman, Vice President of Obsidian Manufacturing Industries

David Nordman
Vice President

Ben Nordman, Marketing Specialist of Obsidian Manufacturing Industries, Inc.

Ben Nordman
Marketing & Communications Manager

Nick Rivers, Sales Representative of Obsidian Manufacturing Industries, Inc.

Nick Rivers
Sales Representative


Engineering & Design Team

We have an engineering library dating back over a hundred years ago.  Our engineering team relies on these resources for both new product design and rebuilding of older products.  New product development includes extensive testing and evaluation before it meets the end user.  Upon request, customers can visit our production floor to view our products before shipment.

Production Team

We pride ourselves in employing skilled machinists and laborers with a combined 150+ years of experience in manufacturing, machining, and production.  They are our greatest asset and we value their skills, ambitions, and potential.  By welcoming a new generation of machinists, our employees are working for the future while using the experience of the past.

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