When Bridgeport Machines announced it would be closing in August, 2002, three men who worked in the service department moved swiftly to form DB2 Repair Group, Inc. for the purpose of providing continued service to the customers of Bridgeport Machines. These men are factory trained to specialize in the service and repair of Bridgeport Mills, Harig Grinders and Romi Lathes. Together, they have over 60 years of experience. The name DB2 represents the initials of their last names: Dascenza, Beattie and Bennett.

Jack Beattie has retired and plans to do some traveling. We wish him the best of luck!

Mike Bennett got his start in Electronics as a Weather Equipment Technician in the Air Force. After the service, he continued his education at Northern Michigan University. While he still lived in northern Michigan, he worked as a TV Repairman. Then in 1973 he entered the corporate world in the field of Industrial Electronics. Mike worked for Bridgeport Machines for 18 years, but before that much of his experience was acquired through employment at the LTV Missile Plant, DeVlieg and Chrysler Corporation. At DB2 Mike specializes in electrical and electronic problems associated with the CNC machines in the Bridgeport product line. He is married and lives in Macomb, Michigan. In his free time, he likes to fish and to play golf.

Mike Dascenza worked for Bridgeport Machines for over 20 years. Prior to his Bridgeport experience, Mike was a certified auto mechanic. He has some college and has completed an electronics school program. Not only is Mike an excellent mechanic, he was the Service Manager at Bridgeport for several years and is very knowledgeable about replacement parts. In addition to handling routine service calls, he heads up our remanufacturing program, does most of the head rebuilding himself and takes great pride in his work. Mike is a family man and lives in Clawson, Michigan. Beside family events, Mike has an interest in muscle cars, NASCAR and snowmobiling.

Brandon Aragona joined our staff with a variety of experiences. He had been a Power Sports Machine Technician for over 10 years. Brandon worked his way through school as a Butcher. He also attended Macomb Community College and got his certification as a Firefighter and as a Medstar EMT. Among other duties, you’ll find Brandon doing head repairs and installing readouts on various machines. We are happy to have him on our staff. Brandon lives in Shelby Township and in his free time, participates in Power Sports activities including boating, snowmobiling and ATV events.

Cheryl Furman – Office staff After trying to run all aspects of the business for a few years, we finally decided we should have an office staff. When you call our office, chances are good that Cheryl will answer. She comes to us from many years of experience running the Detroit Area coolant lab for Milacron and so has a pretty good working knowledge of the factory environment. Prior to that, her experience includes being the Assistant Human Resource Manager for Hostess Cake and a Loan Officer for Co-Op Services Credit Union. She has an Associates of Science Degree from Henry Ford Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Baker College. Cheryl lives in Clay with her husband and a houseful of pets.

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"I’m a purchasing agent for a large automotive corporation, and it has been a pleasure to work with the DB2 Repair group. I have spoke with Cheryl on the phone many times about billing, scheduling technicians to come out to our facility and repair our CNC mills and lathes. She is a wonderful person to coordinate with and shows professionalism. I always felt the sense of urgency and confidence of DB2 Repair to get our machines repaired quickly as possible. Downtime causes many delays in production of parts, and is costly to our corporation.

Over the years, our corporation has gained a great relationship with DB2 Repair.

Thanks for your support."

-- Kristen Comis, Concept Vehicle & Integration, Central Machine Shop

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"I would highly recommend DB2 repair group to anyone in the machining field. We have had them as vendor for more than five years. Their experience in Bridgeport, EZ Track and C.N.C. Machining centers enables us to one stop shop with them. Their reaction time from the time we call till the time they arrive is best in the trade. As a business owner, whose priority is to keep our spindles running, these guys never drop the ball. They have a full line of parts they stock to service the customer also. I look forward to continuing our relationship with DB2 for many years to come."

-- Steve Berger, Rite Tool