Bent River is certified by the SBA as a WOSB, woman owned small business. Jessica Raile Eckman became president of Bent River Machine Inc in 2021 and has been an integral part of the company since 2013. Historically Bent River Machine has been a women-owned business. Prior to Mrs. Eckman’s ownership, Norela Harrington was the president and primary owner of Bent River Machine Inc. She was a co-founder of Bent River Machine in 1978, and became the sole owner in 1989.
Bent River Machine belongs to the Arizona Manufacturing Association, the Arizona Tooling and Machining Association and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, National Federation of Independent Business Owners, and the Clarkdale Chamber of Commerce. We receive great benefits from these organizations.