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CNC Performance Engineering (CNCPE), long time manufacturer of the Vandergriff Gin Rib, produces gin ribs for Continental, Lummus, Consolidated and Cherokee Gin Stands. CNCPE will be in attendance at this weekend’s annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, Tennessee.

“CNCPE has taken on a more active role in the Vandergriff Gin Rib program,” explained Chris Nachtmann, Owner of CNC Performance Engineering in Charlotte, North Carolina. “While we have been the manufacturer of the Vandergriff Gin Ribs for the past 25 years, we have now taken over everything from the production, to the ordering and billing, shipping and marketing. This weekend we will be at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in the Vandergriff American booth answering any questions that current or potential customers may have.”

In a transition period, Vandergriff Inc changed forging suppliers which required new forging dies to be produced. An expensive undertaking in itself, Lloyd Vandergriff and CNCPE’s Chris Nachtmann worked out a deal for CNCPE to take over the expense of the retool and in turn become direct manufacturer to consumer.

Nachtmann continued, “The cotton ginning industry needs to know that nothing really has changed. Lloyd is still very much active in Vandergriff Inc and is available to all ginners in a consultant role if needed, and we at CNCPE are still manufacturing the Vandergriff Rib to the highest quality and tightest specs as we have for the past 25 years. The new program allows us to produce and stock more to ensure no delays in shipping. We are continuing to build inventory of all models of ribs and already have high stock levels of Inserts on the shelves and ready to ship. We produce Gin Ribs for Continental, Lummus, Consolidated and Cherokee Gin Stands.”

CNC Performance Engineering will be located in the Vandergriff American booth (Booth #1535) at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show at the Memphis Cook Convention Center this weekend. With a vast display of Gin Ribs, Inserts and more, CNCPE also has a social media contest giveaway going on this week, through to the end of the weekend show.

Details below:

You have a chance to win one of four (two drawings per day) $100.00 Northern Tool Gift Cards by doing the following:

  • Share our CNC Performance Engineering Facebook page to your timeline and invite your friends to like our page


  • Meet Chris Nachtmann and Tammy Rogero at the Farm and Gin Show this weekend and provide them with your business card. CNCPE will be located in the Vandergriff American booth (#1535) in the Main Hall.

**Winners do not need to be present at time of drawing


Also, upon the show’s conclusion, CNCPE will do a grand prize drawing for a set of Inserts, an $1800.00 value, for any model Vandergriff Rib.

**Only current Vandergriff customers will be eligible for this drawing.

For more information on CNC Performance Engineering manufactured Vandergriff Gin Ribs, please contact Gin Rib Program Manager Tammy Rogero via email to or 704.495.0296. CNCPE President Chris Nachtmann can be reached at 704.599.2555 or via email to


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