About Us

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Our History


Absolute Machining Solutions was founded in 2014 by Brandon Blackwell. Brandon recognized a need for a precision machine shop, specifically for the pulp industries for slitters and blades. AMS has had an abundance of success and has grown into the ammunition and recreation industries.

Brandon and his employees at AMS understand the importance of customer service. They are meticulous about not only the parts they manufacture but also about the paperwork and turnaround time.

AMS does not hesitate to go the extra mile. We regularly provides on-site technical support, pick-up and delivery, and anything else you might need to make this transaction as smooth as possible.

The crew has over 100 years of diverse machine shop experience. Together they strive to go beyond industry standards. We would very much appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

Our machine shop team includes Ian Carlin, Jake Dennler, Michael Churchill, John Rudolph, Yolanda Blackwell, and Brandon Blackwell.

Comminities We Serve

Absolute Machining Solutions can be found in the beautiful area of the Lewis-Clark Valley. We are near the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers on the Nez Perce Tribal Indian Reservation. Our address is 26387 Rocky Top Lane, Lapwai, Idaho 83540. Lapwai is a very small community and home to the Nez Perce Tribe. Our business is located just outside the community and within the HUB Zone.

Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Washington is where most of our customers are located. We typically pick up and deliver in these communities located less than ten miles from our shop.

Some of the communities where our customers are located include:

In Idaho: Orofino, Grangeville, Cottonwood, Genesee, Moscow, Troy, Deary, Culdesac, Kendrick, Juliaetta, Kamiah, Kooskia, Weippe, Pierce, Craigmont, Nez Perce, and Potlatch.

In Washington State: Pomeroy, Dayton, Clarkston, Asotin, Pullman, Tri-Cities, Colton, Uniontown, Ellensburg, Wallula, Colfax, and Walla Walla.

And wherever else might need our machine shop services. We have shipped metal and plastic machined parts as far as Tennessee and New York.

Why Us

Past Partnerships

  • Boise Cascade

    AMS redesigned many aspects of the W-3 winder and other machines to produce better efficiency and and productivity.

  • Packaging Corporation of America

    Our engineering department drafted many parts of the W-3 paper machine. We rebuild slitter hubs, sharpen blades and manufacture new parts for many other departments around the paper mill.

  • CCI and Speer Bullets at Vista Outdoors

    We manufacture new parts and machines for the bullets manufacturing process.


  • Excellence

    AMS provides excellence in manufacturing, packaging and delivery.

  • Quality Fast Service

    We have superior quality control and on-time delivery.

  • Emergency Services

    We can provide emergency same day machining services when needed.

  • Local

    Located near Lewiston, Idaho at 26641 Rocky Top Lane, Lapwai, Idaho 83540 in a HUB zone on the Nez Perce Tribal Reservation.

  • Name of the element

    Duns number 07-349-1773
    Cage code 80FT2


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