About Us

Full service machining for projects big and small

Since its founding in 1989, Star One has grown from a small machine shop with a single-wire EDM into a thriving full-service machining facility. With the recent addition of several state-of-the-art machines including the newest high-speed wire EDM, vertical machining center, straight-cut saw, and surface grinder available, Star One is fully equipped to complete your next project quickly and efficiently.

Management

General Manager Dan Balawender

Dan Balawender General Manager Star One EDMAs General Manager, I have over 23 years of experience programming and operating wire EDMs. A graduate of Ohio University, I started my career as a tooling engineer in the screw machine industry. Following that, I worked for more than 10 years as a machine shop manufacturing engineer, which led me to Star One.

I’m proud of the dedicated team of engineers and machine operators we’ve assembled. Everyone at Star One is committed to working together to get the job done for our customers. As a one-stop machine shop we have the staff, equipment, and training to take your project through every stage of the machining process. We offer cost effective options that get your job done.

Shop Foreman Mike Simme

Mike Simme Shop Foreman Star One EDM

A Journeyman Tool and Die Maker, I started in 1993 as an apprentice. Throughout my career, I have worked and trained on all types of machine shop equipment including, CNC mills, lathes, welding and fabricating equipment, wire EDM, and Mastercam. From operating this equipment to building specialty machines and metal stamping dies, my field experience varies widely.

As Shop Foreman at Star One, my goal is to make sure every job is completed quickly, efficiently, and to your specifications. From one-off pieces and small productions runs to larger projects, we are your one-stop-shop.