Valley Machine Works

Valley Machine Works in Phoenix was acquired by RM Garrison. The two companies’ operations will merge with All American Billet and Accutronix Motorcycle Products at a new building. (Photo courtesy NAI Horizon)

Hello, readers! And welcome back to the Briefcase. This week is quite interesting, as a longstanding downtown Phoenix welding business has changed hands to owners from Goodyear. Beyond that, Litchfield Park will soon bear witness to a new business and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce has several events. Let’s jump right in. Here’s the news!

First, precision fabrication shop RM Garrison purchased custom fabrication and welding business Valley Machine Works Inc. Tyler and Tricia Williams of Goodyear are the new owners. Through the merger, Tyler and his father, Shane, will combine and operate RM Garrison, All American Billet, Accutronix Motorcycle Products and Valley Machine Works at a 24,000-square-foot building at 1138 W. Watkins Street, Phoenix. The sale is separate from the building; assets will be moved over within 90 days. Valley Machine Works Inc. has been a historic Downtown Phoenix staple since 1909. Its building, 701 W. Jackson Street, was purchased by Phoenix Theatre Company for a new theater troupe.

Next, TeenyTown Playland will celebrate its grand opening from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27. The grand opening event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony, bounce houses, outdoor fair games with prizes, face painting and more. Additionally, admission to the playland will all day be cut in half – $5 – and there will be food trucks and additional booths.

TeenyTown Playland is a mini town for children ages 0 to 10 that features a variety of playhouses, according to its website. The environment and toys it provides foster education and fun activities. Birthday parties and other special events can be booked, and there is a light snack and beverage bar. It’s located at 12958 W. Indian School Road, Suite B8, Litchfield Park.

For more information on the business, visit or find it on Facebook @teenytownplayland. For more information on the grand opening event, contact Courtney Kovats at 623-776-6002 or

Next, I can’t leave out Figure 8’s Body Sculpting. Founded by Stacey Kenney, Figure 8’s is a home business based around non-invasive treatments “to get you the body you deserve,” according to its website. Different treatments range from cupping vacuum therapy to bamboo wood therapy, to acupressure facial rejuvenation and ultrasound cavitation, to reflexology. Those prices range from $45 to $95, and session durations vary. Monthly specials are offered, too. It’s located at 287 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook @figure8sbodysculpting.

Let’s step away from businesses.

First, Liz Illg of Puff & Fluff Grooming and Pet Sitting will speak at an upcoming Lunch N Learn. That event, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, covers “Branding, Managing Your Social Media Reputation, and how to Simplify with Systems.” Lunch will be provided. Attendance is free, but reservations are required. The event will be at the chamber office, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

Finally, Small Business Administration-affiliated organization SCORE will host a recruiting event at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. SCORE is comprised of business executives who volunteer, free of charge, to assist new business start-ups. The organization also produces seminars and has subject matter experts. In an effort to expand its Southwest Valley presence, SCORE is looking for successful businessmen and -women who can help assist start-ups. For more information on SCORE, visit

For more information on Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce-produced events, contact the chamber office at 623-932-2260 or

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!

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