4 Flutes Machining named Best Small Business of 2024

Photo Caption: Shop Manager Kyle Klein runs a program on the DVF4000 robotic 5-axis machining cell.

4 Flutes Machining, led by Founder and President Zack Bishop, has been recognized as an APEX Accelerator Best Small Business 2024 presented by Michigan Celebrations Small Business. 4 Flutes Machining will be recognized on stage during the in-person awards ceremony during the 20th Annual Michigan Celebrations Small Business Awards Gala on May 21, 2024.

The event will gather more than 800 guests at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan to celebrate the achievements of this year’s winners.

“At 4 Flutes Machining, our journey has been an uphill battle, overcoming obstacles and moving forward,” noted Zack Bishop. Reflecting on the company’s growth and achievements, he says: “As our company has grown over the years, we have narrowed our focus to the latest, highest levels of equipment, including multi-axis, robotically loaded production cells and high-productivity horizontal milling machines. Leveraging the advanced technology available in machine tools has been critical to our success and performance.”

Bishop’s strategic vision has led the company to diversify its services into several industries, including aerospace, defense, medical and power generation. Specializing in aerospace and defense, 4 Flutes Machining has built a reputation for delivering premium quality and precision, backed by exceptional customer service. Bishop emphasized the company’s commitment to excellence and safety by strictly utilizing Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) raw materials and becoming an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered manufacturer. “We are very proud of our U.S. manufacturing industry and plan to pursue greater visions of continued on-shoring of manufactured products and service delivery to the
ever-growing domestic needs.”

Despite its meteoric rise, 4 Flutes Machining remains firmly rooted in the local community, championing American-made excellence, actively contributing to local initiatives and participating in community events, politics and development. “Our success is deeply tied to the support of our community,” Bishop affirmed. “We have great relationships with our local officials in the Village of Vicksburg and their continued support makes it an easy decision to not only stay here, but expand here.”

Looking ahead, Bishop expressed optimism about the future of 4 Flutes Machining, envisioning continued growth and innovation. “The future looks bright for those who dare to innovate,” Bishop said. “As we enter the next chapter of our journey, we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible and delivering the absolute best customer service the industry can rely on.”

For questions and collaboration opportunities, please contact Zack Bishop at [email protected].

For media inquiries please contact:

Sara Schelb
Michigan celebrates small businesses
Serotonic marketing
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As they navigate the dynamic and ever-changing small business landscape, Michigan Celebrations Small Business Awardees have demonstrated exemplary tenacity, adaptability and leadership. The 2024 Awards Gala will spotlight Michigan’s small businesses and allow them to share their success stories with the supporters who helped them get where they are today.

“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary of MCSB, we are reminded of the incredible resilience and innovation within Michigan’s small business sector. This year’s winners demonstrate the collective spirit of enterprise that drives our state’s economy forward,” said MCSB Board Chair Jennifer Deamud. “Congratulations to this year’s winners. To all the winners: your dedication and leadership inspire us all, proving that success is truly best when it is shared.”

Companies nominated for the APEX Accelerator Best Small Business Award must demonstrate a strong relationship with the organization and significant success as a business.

Awardees in this category are selected based on the following:

  • Demonstrable growth through government contracts
  • Contributing to the success of Michigan’s economy
  • Strength of the relationship with the APEX Accelerator

Additional information and ticket information can be found at

Michigan Celebrations Small Business (MCSB) is a partnership of trusted business start-up organizations statewide that provide resources for small businesses. For two decades, the Michigan Celebrations Small Business Awards Gala has shined a spotlight on the positive impact small businesses have on our communities and state. The MCSB organization is focused on supporting, promoting and celebrating small businesses in Michigan.

Kinexus Group is Managing Partner of the Awards Gala.

Tickets can be purchased for this year’s gala at Michigan Celebrations Small Business –