Our History

 

Half a century of excellence, humility, integrity, and teamwork

We Help Technical Teams Bring their Design to Life when Traditional Machining Can’t…

 

Bullen is a family owned and operated company located in Eaton, Ohio. Founded in 1971, we’ve continuously refined our approach to effective ultrasonic machining while prioritizing culture, customers, and community. What started as a small group of engineers repairing ultrasonic equipment in their garage has turned into a “machining powerhouse” and globally recognized industry leader. Despite our growth, we remain just as committed to our employees and our customers as we were on Day One.

Here’s our story…

Early Years

1971

Jim Bullen begins fixing up old ultrasonic machines in his Eaton, Ohio garage, selling them to businesses in India and other in-need countries

1975

Bullen relocates operations to Camden Road Facility

1983

Upon Jim Bullen’s retirement, his son-in-law, Steve Brown, and daughter, Mary Bullen, begin running the family business as President and General Manager

Growth Age

1998

Bullen is growing rapidly and opens its Franklin Street Plant

1999

Bullen installs the first silicon growing furnace

2000

Bullen receives ISO9000 certification, a set of international standards on quality management and quality assurance

2003

Suzhou, China facility opens to support Asian operations

2004

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) awards Bullen “Best Small and Medium Companies to Work for in America”

2006

Bullen sells its silicon growing and processing assets to Lam Research, which now operates the precision silicon component manufacturing company Silfex

Innovation Age

2006

Bullen moves into current home at Miller Williams Road

2014

Tim Beatty begins serving as company President

2015

Steve Brown retires and remains Chairman of the Board

2015

Bullen wins First Place in Innovation and Community Involvement for Dayton Business Journal’s Manufacturing Awards

2016

Bullen receives AS9100 Certification, a certification granted by the Society of Aviation Engineers based on strict quality assurance in design, development, production, installation, and servicing in the aerospace industry

2019

Bullen is named Manufacturing Business of the Year by Dayton Business Journal

2020

Dayton Business Journal awards Bullen 2020 Business of the Year and Manufacturing Business of the Year

PARTNERING WITH GLOBAL ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES FOR OVER 50 YEARS…

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Fortune 50 Companies

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Aerospace & Defense Companies

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MEMS & Microsystem Developers

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Medical & Life Sciences Organizations

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Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers