Company History

In 1959, Charles Cyphert Sr. and his brother Glen started Charter Engineering.  Charter Engineering served as an underground mining equipment rebuild shop. Being one of the first rebuild shops in the United States, Charter Engineering grew with the booming coal industry.  In 1972, Charles, along with his sons, transformed Charter Engineering into Progressive Industries. Progressive Industries, a 52,000 square foot facility, specialized in rebuilding underground mobile mining equipment.  We have since diversified our business.  In 2017 Precision Tool was added to meet all of your manufacturing and machining needs.  Precision Tool’s Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2015 by Smithers Quality Assessments.  In 2017, Performance Hydraulics was added to our family of companies, providing solutions for all of your hydraulic requirements.  Both of these businesses were founded on the same values that have helped Progressive Industries become an industry leader.  Contact us today to see how our family of companies can meet all of your industry’s needs.


18 Monongahela Ave. | Morgantown, WV 26501 | P. 304-296-0818 | F. 304-296-4449 | Contact Us