Armstrong Machine has transferred owners, though Kendall and Nicole Johnson intend to continue its legacy. (File photo)

Armstrong Machine has transferred owners, though Kendall and Nicole Johnson intend to continue its legacy. (File photo)

Armstrong Machine has a long history in the North Okanagan

New owners Kendall and Nicole Johnson continue the same customer service and quality work

For more than 100 years, Armstrong Machine has been serving the North Okanagan, starting as a blacksmith shop and now making everything from snow plows to custom-built gravel truck boxes.

In September, Kendall and Nicole Johnson of Armstrong purchased the business, where Ernie Heighton was known for the exemplary work and customer service he provided.

“We are looking forward to continue the same great service Ernie Heighton provided the locals and surrounding areas for many years,” said Kendall and Nicole. “The team at Armstrong Machine has been amazing during the transition period and we are all dedicated to the health and growth of this fine local business.

“Armstrong Machine has a rich local history starting in what is now the museum as a blacksmith shop prior to 1906. It is our goal to build off of the hard work of the Heighton family and see this business thrive and grow for the years to come. We want to reach out to the locals and say a big thank you for your support and an early Merry Christmas.”

The welding, fabricating and machine shop does custom machining, bridge repair work, makes waste collection containers and frame repair work for heavy equipment and sells raw metal of all sizes.

“We are proud to be locally owned and operated, where our customers are family and friends. Integrity, trust and respect are our top priority, and we continually strive to deliver top quality products and services on time.”