Monday, July 18, 2016

Working for the man

What a change from working for oneself - its an adjustment - 
but we are making it work! - 
Moving here was a huge "leap of faith" as our friend Beth says - 
adjusting to life here has been the same!
We had a wonderful social life in Traverse City... friends and family that we were close to
and our days were filled with both work and play.  
We had a few couples we did things with as couples -  WE MISS OUR FRIENDS!
Bruce has adjusted to "working for the man" but what an adjustment that has been - 
but he whistles while he works when he is reminded of the paycheck and wonderful benefits - 
in addition to living 4.5 miles from our daughter and grandbabies - :-) 
Krystal has been accepted into Nursing school and starts in late August so the main
reason for moving down here has another notch in the "meant to be".
While everyone that you meet is friendly so far its the loneliest place we have ever lived - 
but we are hoping in time that will change - 
this past week we had a double lunch date - with new friends - 
we had a great time!
Its funny in talking to a friend last night they said that they had heard that 
Bruce had been moved to another shift at work
 because the guys on the previous shift did not like him?
SERIOUSLY who starts this stuff - this is so not true and anyone that knows Bruce
likes him, respects him and admires the work that he does.  They needed someone
with his expertise on the other shift to "GET THINGS DONE"  so in the future
unless you have your facts straight and from a reliable source better to keep quiet!
Also if you have questions about something you have heard ask the person.
All in all life is good and are so thankful for each others company
and that we still enjoy being happy together -  
Have a wonderful day and COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS you will be 
amazed what happens when you do - 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WestSide Tool has closed

By now we are sure that you have heard as of December 30th, 2015
WestSide Tool has closed
 Bruce was offered a job as a lead machinist for a company in the mountains of Northeast Georgia we could not turn down the benefits and the pay -  so we closed the shop, the farm, sold everything including our house and moved - it was a "meant to be" opportunity as everything has seemed to all fall into place - its a beautiful area and we are 4.5 miles from our Grandboys - 
Thank you for many years of support - it was and still is greatly appreciated!!  Bruce and Debra West

Friday, June 5, 2015

Openings for June...

We have a few openings for June and July in our schedule - 
if you are feeling overwhelmed in your detail departments please send us your prints - we can quote them or do time and material - 
Please note;
 WestSide Tool now has a new cell phone# 231-835-0411

Friday, May 29, 2015

Please Vote

We aren't asking for a dime - just a moment of your time (to vote) we are hoping to get a grant to grow WestSide Tool, LLC  and we need your votes - Thank you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

9 years


WestSide Tool will celebrate 9 years in business this year- THANK YOU for your continued support!! Bruce and Debra

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mission Statement

We pay attention detail,

 integrity and honesty!!

 Taking time to meet the customer expectations.

 Fulfilling customer and company needs, 

with low over head costs by 


~We deliver on time~

(if at anytime you feel we have not accomplished this please contact us directly)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Hours

Monday - Thursday  8 am - 6pm
Fridays by appointment only: 
Please call 231-947-5683 
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Monday, December 23, 2013


Pretty sure ours will be white!!

Thank you all for making  this year for 
WestSide Tool
The BEST ONE yet!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

It's fall so soon

WestSide had an incredibly busy summer and now fall! Thank you one and all!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Busy Busy - THANK YOU

7 days a week 12 hours a day
we are enjoying the challenges of 
building whole fixtures to
some very interesting intricate details

No job to big or to SMALL

to this
to this
and then this
and finally this

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Please note we will be closed January 24th - till we return. We are heading south to await the arrival of our second Grandboy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Schedule

Normal business hours are 8-6 Monday thru Friday
Saturday by appointment only - 
Starting November 1st we will be closed on Sundays

We are busier than we could ever have hoped to be -
to those that keep us that way - 

We will be closed - 
September 19th - Sept. 30th -
October 18th - October 28th

Friday, July 13, 2012

Haas Mini Mill has arrived

 All the way from California its finally here

 Wrapped up tight
 it was like Christmas for the boys
 The new "Lady"
 Easy as she goes
 Placed within a half inch of where it was suppose to go
thanks to the wonderful work of 
Elmers Crane and Dozer
 Perfect fit
 Getting her all dried off (it was raining)
 One week later... online and making chips

Its all in the DETAILS!!