The Underground Authority.

The structures and systems that move resources across the globe are mostly below the surface. From natural gas pipelines and high voltage electric lines to water systems and communication networks, underground infrastructure challenges only grow more pressing as the world advances. Few companies understand the complex needs of the underground construction professionals who keep it all working—building, maintaining and repairing the very foundation of our way of life. One company, however, understands “underground” like no other: Charles Machine Works.

Charles Machine Works: Now Part Of The Toro Company.

The Charles Machine Works Family of Companies was acquired by The Toro Company April 1, 2019. We join a portfolio of market-leading brands supported by talented employees, a commitment to innovation, a best-in-class dealer network and long-standing customer relationships.

The People Of Charles Machine Works.

Charles Machine Works was built by generations of craftsmen. Hard workers whose dedication to a job well-done helped grow a small Oklahoma blacksmith shop into a global leader. Together, we’ve helped change the world’s underground infrastructure, building a safer, more reliable future for our communities and families. To all our employees: we say thank you.

A message to our employees.

See Our Story.

Our story began over 100 years ago on the dusty plains of Oklahoma. We are proud of our past and excited for the future …

The Charles Machine Works Story

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Inside Charles Machine Works

The First Family of Underground Construction

The Core of Who We Are.

We’re a unique Family of Companies with a global reach. But growth and success has never caused us to waiver from who we really are: a family-owned company with small-town roots and deeply held values that guide our business every day.

Integrity above all things.
Pride as individuals and a company.
Care for our families, our fellow workers, our community, our customers and the world in which we live.
A Pioneering Spirit that drives our aggressiveness and innovation.

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