A Columbus business owner who took over a family startup business and continued to expand it will talk shop with other entrepreneurial individuals who might find inspiration to launch their own enterprises.

Turner’s Machining Specialties, now located at 820 Repp Drive, was started in 1977 in the basement of the family home by Morris Turner, who had just retired from Cummins after 37 years.

The business has expanded several times since, and today the company specializes in creating low-volume pieces for local manufacturers, in addition to medical and aerospace industries.

Barry Turner, who leads the company as its president and owner, will speak during the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce’s SPARK series 5 p.m. Nov. 30 at Hotel Indigo.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or mkent@therepublic.com