Kooima Company began in 1988 as a stamping job shop owned by John and Phil Kooima, a father / son partnership. It had two employees. In October 1993, Kooima Company installed its first laser cutter. Since then, Kooima Company has specialized in laser cutting steel parts. The metal fabrication business has grown from a small building with 16,000 square feet, to a large plant with over 270,000 square feet of production, warehouse, and office space.