Tom Root explains how Maker Works sprang up in the wake of the 2008 recession to address the unemployed trade workers in Southeastern Michigan. Link to their site found here.
Tom Root, founder of Maker Works, With Maker Works’ Embroidery Machine. Photo by Doug Coombe.
A view of the Maker Works woodshop. Image from www.maker-works.com
CNC plasma cut steel raptor skeleton at Maker Works in Ann Arbor. Image From Damn Ann Arbor Tumblr