Operations manager Dave Butler and Brandy Tibball, owner of Axxis Corp. and RNS Machine Works, at the current plant in Bloomington. The companies are relocating to Perris because they found a much better place to expand their business.
Workers at Axxis Corp. and RNS Machine Works for years were shoehorned into a too-small shop, crammed so close together that they almost bumped into each other.
Each time the company acquired a new lathe or press, the companies’ executives simply placed it where there was available space, with no chance to spot the new equipment where it best facilitated the manufacturing process.
All that is changing.
The two companies and their 40-highly skilled and experienced workers are heading to Perris, to a 40,000-square foot building on the City’s north side that will accommodate them now and well into the future. The new location is nearly twice the size of the Bloomington plant the companies have occupied for years.
Brandy Tidball holds a high-tech yo-yo manufactured by his companies.
Perris Mayor Daryl Busch and Brandy Tidball, owner of Axxis and RNS Machine Works, met recently at the new location near Interstate 215 and Harley Knox Boulevard.
Tidball conducted a tour for the Mayor, who worked closely with City Manager Richard Belmudez and the City’s economic development team to lure the businesses to Perris.
After the tour, Tidball said he and his workers are looking forward to calling Perris home. With luck, the move will be completed in December or January.
“It’s going to be fun,” he said. “I have a feeling we are going to love it here.”
Perris Mayor Daryl Busch talks with Axxis Corp and RNS Machine Works owner Brandy Tidball outside the new headquarters in Perris. Tidball credits the personal commitment of Mayor Busch with helping seal the deal to move to Perris.
The new companies will be located inside a two-story building constructed for—but never occupied by—a masonry company. It includes several conference rooms and private offices complete with upscale built-in furniture and a great view of March Air Reserve Base.
From there, Tidball says his employees will enjoy a front-row seat to the military air shows that regularly take place at March
“We wanted a machine shop that did not look like a machine shop from the outside,” he said. “We got it.”
Axxis Corp. and RNS Machine Works produce an assortment of finished products, including pneumatic nail guns, lamp-holders for specialized lighting systems, parts for model airplane engines and turbine engines, oil wells, nuclear components and upscale yo-yos. They reach a global market, with sales in China, Germany, England and Australia.
Perris Mayor Daryl Busch with Brandy Tidball on the floor shop of the new plant, which is twice as big as the existing facility in San Bernardino County
Tidball said when the companies began searching for a new location, they discovered about 50 buildings in the Inland Empire with adequate space for their operations. Nine had sufficient power to keep their machines humming. But it was his meeting with Mayor Busch and City Manager Belmudez that convinced him the business park in Perris was the place to be.
“Both first-class gentlemen,” Tidball said. “They provided us with a lot of information about the City. Very impressive.”
Tidball said the company is looking to add five or six new jobs immediately.
Operations manager Dave Butler said he is eager to move to Perris.
“We are thrilled to death,” he said. “It’s going to be pretty exciting. The new building gives us room to grow and expand. Our business has outgrown our existing space.”
Busch called Axxis Corp. and RNS Machine Works “first-class operations that will bring good jobs to Perris and add to our community.” He said the new business might serve as a magnet for others.
“We hope it will attract more companies to this business park,” he said.