Jimmy Cheatham - Founder
Started with Integrity
With only one vertical machine center Jimmy Cheatham established JEVAC Machine, Inc., and opened for business with two employees in February 1984. The subsequent success of JEVAC drove the need for expansions in 1986 and 1989. Since then, JEVAC has become a team of hard working people with one purpose in mind: to do the best job we can today.
Craig Cheatham - President
In 1986, Craig Cheatham joined his father in the operation of JEVAC. Over the years, the family business has welcomed Craig's daughter, Amy Rogers, to the company in 2010; as well as Craig's son, Clay Cheatham, in 2014. JEVAC has the values of a family and we keep these values with our customers.
JEVAC employs skilled personnel operating state-of-the-art equipment.
Every part we produce reflects a commitment to quality and service. JEVAC continues to expand today by seeking new accreditation, equipment, and maintaining a steady workflow on the cutting edge of aerospace machining.
JEVAC Machine is involved in the local community by supporting the annual Festival on the Rails in McNeil Arkansas. JEVAC sponsors the festival's pork chop cook off, as well as the Antique car and truck show. JEVAC also supports Head Start, a non-profit child care center that helps to provide early childhood education and daycare services to local families.
In 1993, JEVAC installed a CNC twin-spindle, an automatic pallet-loading machine, and a new building addition to the plant. Only two days after the completion of the new facilities, flames completely destroyed the main plant and the twin-spindle machine. After the disastrous fire, the Cheathams resolved to rebuild JEVAC. This was accomplished in short order with the construction of a new plant, with all new equipment. In 1996, a production control system (Vista™ by Epicor®) was added to ensure production efficiency & quality. In 1999, the plant building was further expanded, and new CNC equipment was installed to increase capabilities. JEVAC continues to expand today by seeking new accreditation, equipment, and always learning more about the industry, keeping us on the cutting edge of aerospace machining.