West Coast Machining, Inc. opened it's doors in 1997 in the City of Paramount, California after the acquisition of an existing business that had been providing tooling for the forging industry since 1984. Sonia Duran, CEO of West Coast
Machining, Inc., had been working for the previous company since 1988. Since
her first day of work, she knew that she wanted to be a part of this industry.
On that thought, West Coast Machining, Inc., opened its doors in the city of
In 1999, West Coast Machining, Inc., moved to its present location in Santa Fe Springs, California and doubled in size. Now located in over 18,000 square feet of manufacturing space,
West Coast Machining, Inc., has the capacity to take on the most challenging tooling
and production jobs. “We have machined tooling up to 42,000 pounds,” says Fred Duran, president and in-house engineer with over thirty years of experience in the forging industry. Our ability to swing up to 174" in combination with loyal and talented employees, means we are among the top tooling and production machine shops in Southern California.
West Coast Machining,
Inc., is always seeking opportunities to expand its services. Recent equipment acquisitions have
enhanced West Coast’s machining capabilities. Larger capacity machines mean
that West Coast can take on jobs that most others cannot. Diversification is one of the keys to longevity in contract manufacturing,
and West Coast Machining, Inc., plans to serve its customers, both old and
new, for many years to come.
you want to turn 42,000 pounds of alloy steel into a tool for the
forging industry, you need talented machinists who know the particulars of
this critical machining process. This kind of knowledge is gained through
years of hands-on experience running the large VTLs and other equipment that
removes thousands of pounds of metal to create these precision tools.
The employees at West
Coast Machining have been with the company for an average of twenty-one years.
“Some of our employees have been with us since the beginning. We consider
them part of the family and crucial to the overall success of West Coast
Machining,” says Sonia Duran. “West Coast’s employees will do whatever it
takes to meet customer demands. Employee loyalty is at the foundation of West Coast’s commitment to quality
and customer service. Experience the commitment for yourself.