Welcome to Tipton Machine & Fabrication, LLC!

Located in the heart of Tipton County, Tennessee, we look forward to serving all of your manufacturing needs!

Take a look around. We love working on new challenges, so let us know if we can help with that project you’ve got going on.



Our Story

In High School, owner Paul Leister took a summer job at a small custom machine shop called TD Tool & Die in Hernando, MS. He already knew he liked to work with his hands, Paul’s an avid local racer, and that summer he learned that he really liked machining parts. To this day, he says that job was so much fun that he can’t call it work!

Paul finished High School and got a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers University. He then worked for several medical device manufacturers in Memphis in both Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineering. While his career was growing, he just wasn’t happy; those jobs didn’t satisfy his need for creativity.

In 2015, Paul decided to start Tipton Machine & Fabrication. The business started small, he turned the “race car garage” in his back yard into the machine shop. But after 2 years, and a lot of hard work, the small business has grown and in mid-2017 was moved to a commercial space in Brighton, TN. Now, there’s more space and a lot more capability.

How Can We Help?

We’ve got a wide range of capabilities, and can handle orders from 1 part to 1,000+. Here’s a sampling of the capabilities we currently have:

Manual and CNC Milling and Turning of Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Titanium, Brass, Bronze, and Plastics

Welding capabilities include Steel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum

Bending and Fabrication of round tubing 1/2” to 2” diameter, square tubing 1/2” to 1 1/2”, and pipe 1/4” to 1 1/2”.

Sheet Metal Fabrication also available.

Scroll to the bottom of the page or click here to see the full list of our equipment.

Get in Touch!

We’d love to talk to you to see how we can help. Give us a call anytime!


If you have prints to send, you can email them to us.


If you prefer, you can use the contact form below instead.

If you want to see the new shop, come for a visit. You might want to call first, just to make sure we’re around. We’re on the North end of Brighton, right on Highway 51. We’re in the blue BCI Industries Warehouse Complex.

6400 Highway 51 South

Brighton, TN 38011




All machines are equipped with digital read outs on all machine axes:

Mill: 9×42 Bridgeport knee mill with 2J head

Mill: 9×42 Bridgeport knee mill with 2J head

Lathe: 13×40 JET geared head lathe with 1 ½” spindle bore

Lathe: 14×40 JET Big Bore geared head lathe with 3” spindle bore

Both lathes are set up with quick change tool posts and a selection of indexable carbide tooling for turning, facing, and grooving.  The mills are set up with Kurt D6 milling vises.  There is also a small rotary table for the mill.


CNC Mills

Milltronics VM16 CNC Vertical Machining Center

Twinhorn VA 500 Vertical Machining Center

CNC Lathes

Yang SL20 CNC Lathe

Yang L28A CNC Lathe


Air/Hydraulic tubing bender

Tubing notcher

6’ sheet metal brake

Bead roller

Millermatic 180 and 252 MIG welders

Miller Dynasty 210 DX TIG welder

Oxy/Acetylene cutting rig

Vibratory finisher