Screwmatics of South Carolina Inc. has been family owned since 1988. The Hogge family started it with just two machines, and it has grown to 130 people with well over 200 machines today. They’re a CNC Swiss and Screw Machine shop that does high-volume production machining. Their newest addition to the shop is the plating division. The main industries that they work with include medical, plumbing, power distribution and industrial equipment because they have medical ISO certification 13485 and specialize in lead-free brass. Billy Hogge is the Vice President and Operations Manager at Screwmatics, while his father still remains President and is the manufacturing manager. As well as his role as VP, Billy does sales and marketing.
When Hogge started working full time at Screwmatics in 2011, they were using JobBoss as their ERP system. After six months of attempting to integrate an updated JobBoss program into their shop, it wasn’t working out. Screwmatics was unable to see costs and profits because they couldn’t run any relevant reports in JobBoss. It was too hard for them to keep track of everything in that system, and when he called support he couldn’t get a reply for a week. When asked about his experience with Shoptech’s customer support Hogge said, “One of the main reasons I love E2 is being instantly connected with someone.”