Who We Are

North Industrial Machine, LLC is a family owned and operated company headquartered in Hartsville, SC. NIM serves the steel, paper, aerospace, textile, automotive and medical industries with its staff of over 150 full time employees. NIM’s plant locations in Hartsville, Patrick and Darlington, SC provide: turn-key capital project management, turn-key construction services (civil, structural & mechanical), machining, fabrication, plant maintenance and engineering to industrial customers throughout the United States.

North Industrial Machine was founded in 1995 by Danny and Debbie Johnson of Hartsville, SC. The company had very humble beginnings, starting with just one employee, Danny Johnson Jr., and one manual lathe. Olin Johnson, Danny Sr.’s dad, helped provide guidance for the new company because Danny Jr. was only 13 when the company was created. By the summer of 1996, NIM had designed and constructed machines for use outside of the United States. Around March 1999, North Industrial Machine added CNC equipment to its operation, including engineering software to meet customer needs. By the spring of 2004 NIM had doubled in size by constructing a large fabrication department. The following year NIM purchased a sheet metal works company and moved its operations to its Hartsville, SC location. Expanding further in 2009, NIM purchased Precision Components and Services, located in Patrick, SC. In 2011, NIM began offering industrial construction services and expanded into the capital projects market. The latest round of expansion took place in 2016 when Sun Superior was purchased and NIM’s heavy fabrication and machining departments were relocated to Darlington, SC.

North Industrial Machine, LLC is truly a family owned and operated company. Currently, Danny Johnson Sr, serves as president, with Debbie as treasurer/secretary, Danny Johnson Jr., serves as Vice President along with his wife Brandy, who serves as treasurer for PCS. The CFO for all companies, Keith Chafin, cousin of Debbie, and his wife Kim, serve at NIM’s Hartsville location. Additional family members which have joined the team include: Perry Johnson, and Shawn Johnson.

North Industrial Machine can assist you and your company with almost any industrial or commercial capital project.

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Board of Directors

Danny Johnson Sr.

President

Mr. Johnson began his management career as an 18 year old supervisor for Coker’s pedigree Seed Company. In 1982, he joined Galey and Lord Industries, a textile dyeing and finishing plant located in Society Hill, SC. Mr. Johnson, his wife and son founded North Industrial Machine in 1995. In 2007, he was appointed to the board of directors of North Industrial Machine. After the Johnson family acquired Precision Components and Services in 2009, Mr. Johnson was selected to serve on its board of directors. The Johnson family businesses expanded further in 2015 when Sun Superior was purchased. Mr. Johnson was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. He has extensive experience within the fields of: industrial construction, commercial construction, capital project management, mechanical equipment installation, machining, welding, fabrication and field services.

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2007-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2009-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present

Professional Associations

Current

  • Life Member – Hartsville Lodge # 173
  • Member – Florence York Rite
  • Member – Jolly Jeepsters Shrine Unit
  • Member – Darlington County Red Fez Club
  • Member – OMAR Shrine
  • Member – American Welding Society

Past 

  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015

Debbie Johnson

Board Member

Mrs. Johnson began her management career with the Darlington County School District food service. Mrs. Johnson, her husband and son founded North Industrial Machine in 1995. In 2007, she was appointed to the board of directors of North Industrial Machine. After the Johnson family acquired Precision Components and Services in 2009, Mrs. Johnson was selected to serve on its board of directors. The Johnson family businesses expanded further in 2015 when Sun Superior was purchased. Mrs. Johnson was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. She has extensive experience within the fields of: accounting, bookkeeping, and management.

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2007-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2009-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present

Professional Associations

Current

  • Member – Red Fez Auxiliary
  • Member – Jolly Jeepsterrettes

Past 

  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015

Danny Johnson Jr.

Vice President / Engineer

Mr. Johnson began his industrial career in 1995, at the age of 13, as a founding member of North Industrial Machine. In 2007, he was appointed to the board of directors of North Industrial Machine. After the Johnson family acquired Precision Components and Services in 2009, Mr. Johnson was selected to serve on its board of directors. The Johnson family businesses expanded further in 2015 when Sun Superior was purchased. Mr. Johnson was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. He has extensive experience within the fields of: capital project management, industrial construction, commercial construction, mechanical equipment installation, engineering, machining, fabrication and field services.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree, double major, Coker College, 2000-2004
  • Master of Engineering degree, Clemson University, 2011-2014

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2007-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2009-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present

Professional Associations/ Board Memberships (non-profit)

Current

  • Board of Directors – SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Board of Directors (Chairman)- Darlington County Progress
  • Board of Directors- Florence, Darlington Technical College Education Foundation
  • Life Member – Hartsville Lodge # 173
  • Member – Jolly Jeepsters Shrine Unit
  • Member – Darlington County Red Fez Club
  • Member – OMAR Shrine
  • Member – IPTAY Clemson University
  • Member – Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Member – Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Member –Association for Iron and Steel Technology

Awards

  • Florence-Darlington Technical College 2017 Entrepreneurial Forum Award
  • Coker College – 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • Hartsville Chamber- 2016 Will Woodham business person of the year

Past

  • Past Master – Hartsville Lodge # 173, 2007
  • Past Senior Grand Deacon – Grand Lodge of South Carolina, 2010-2011
  • Past Treasurer – Jolly Jeepsters Shrine Unit, 2009-2011
  • Member- Clemson University Review Board, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Past District Deputy Grand Master – Grand Lodge of SC 2014 – 2016
  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015
  • Appeals and Grievances Committee – Grand Lodge of South Carolina -2013-2017
  • Superintendent’s Business Cabinet – Darlington County School District
  • Machine Tool Advisory Board Member – Florence Darlington Technical College
  • Machine Tool Advisory Board Member – Darlington County Institute of Technology
  • Board of Trustees- Coker College
  • Coker College Leadership & Entrepreneurship Advisory Council 
  • Architectural Review Board Member – City of Hartsville, SC
  • Board of Directors (Past Chairman)- SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Keith Chafin

Chief Financial Officer / Engineer

Mr. Chafin began his career in 1999, at the age of 19, as a research assistant with the SC Department of Natural Resources. In 2001, he joined Clemson University as a research analyst working within the Pee Dee Research and Education facility. In, 2006 he became a fully vested partner in Business Data Systems a computer engineering firm, working throughout the southeast as a systems engineer. In 2011, The Johnson family hired Mr. Chafin as the CFO for all of their companies, and appointed him to the board of directors of North Industrial Machine & Precision Components and Services. The Johnson family businesses expanded further in 2015 when Sun Superior was purchased. Mr. Chafin was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. He has extensive experience within the fields of: systems engineering, business analytics, corporate finance & telecommunications.

Education

  • Associate’s degree, Education – Southeastern Community College, NC (1999 – 2001)
  • Systems Engineering, Cisco Networking Academy (2001 – 2002)

Licenses & Certifications ( 2006-2011)

  • 3com – IP Telephony Expert
  • 3com – WAN Specialist
  • CCNA – Certified Cisco Network Associate
  • CSSA – Certified SonicWall System for Network Security
  • Comptia A+ – Computer Hardware & Software
  • 3com – Wireless Specialist
  • NEC – SV8100 VOIP Networking Expert
  • NEC – SV8100 IP KCCIS
  • NEC – UX5000 VOIP
  • NEC -DS1000,DS2000 & DSX Advanced Programming VOIP & Sip Trunking

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2011-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2011-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present

Professional Associations/ Board Memberships (non-profit)

Current

  • Superintendent’s Business Cabinet – Darlington County School District
  • SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation

Past 

  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015
  • Machine Tool Advisory Board Member – Florence Darlington Technical College
  • Machine Tool Advisory Board Member – Darlington County Institute of Technology

Brandy Johnson

Board Member

Mrs. Johnson began with a career in banking at Carolina Bank and Trust in 1999. After 10 years within the field of banking, she joined Precision Components and Services as account manager. In July of 2014, she was appointed to the board of directors of the two family companies: North Industrial Machine & Precision Components and Services. The Johnson family expanded further in spring 2015 when Sun Superior was purchased. Mrs. Johnson was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. Also, Mrs Johnson oversees all of NIM’s and the Johnson Families philanthropic initiatives. She has extensive experience within the fields of: banking, accounting, bookkeeping, and management.

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2014-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2014-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present
  • Board or Directors- Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce 2017-present
  • Board or Directors – Thomas Hart Academy 2021 – present

Professional Associations- Board Memberships (non-Profit)

Current

  • Board of Directors- Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – IPTAY Clemson University
  • Member – Red Fez Auxiliary
  • Member – Jolly Jeepsterrettes

Past 

  • Board of Directors- The Rotary of Hartsville, 2018-2019
  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015

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