John Hill, of Midwest Mold Services, found himself in a situation that many mold shops have been facing today, capacity overflow from sub-suppliers. Since Midwest Mold’s debut in 1994, they had been outsourcing boring mill and gun drill work. But as of 2016, the use of sub-suppliers began negatively impacting delivery dates due to limited capacity in the supply chain. Hill then began researching various brands of gun drill machines. It turned out that this was the same time that Dan Meehan, of Performance Machinery LLC, was in negotiations with Cheto Corp. S.A. (Cheto) to be its U.S. representative. Hill, Meehan, and Cheto’s CEO, Carlos Teixeira, met together to view the Cheto IXN2000.