Colburn Manufacturing was founded in 1999 by Scott Larson in a garage in Robbinsdale, MN. The original shop consisted of a manual lathe and a manual mill.

Colburn Manufacturing quickly outgrew its original space and in 2001 moved from Robbinsdale to Osseo, MN expanding to a space of roughly 720 square feet. Growing quickly, the company then moved to an even larger space of roughly 3,000 square feet. While in Osseo, a Citizen Swiss machine (the first Swiss machine for the shop) as well as a Kitamura CNC milling center were added. Quality control at these facilities were aided by a Deltronic optical comparator.

In 2004 Colburn moved to a new building in Big Lake, MN. In this location 5 more Swiss machines were purchased, as was a Micro-Vu camera inspection system. 3 microscopes and 4 tumbling machines were also added to the inspection and quality control. A chip spinning oil recovery system was also purchased to aid in cleanup and fluid conservation. 3 different tool sharpening machines were purchased as well.

In 2014, Colburn purchased and moved in to a 15,000 sq. ft. building in Fridley. In 2015, Colburn added an additional three Swiss Machines.


Since its inception, Colburn Manufacturing has realized a robust annual growth rate of 35% - a testament to new and returning customers, satisfied by excellent customer service and timely delivery of quality precision parts. Our customer base includes both small and large business clients. 80 to 90% of Colburn's clients are repeat customers testifying to our reliable service and quality parts production.