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Pacific Precision Metals Inc.
www.pacificpm.com / Headquarters: Los Angeles / Specialty: Metal products /
Pacific Precision Metals: "We're proud to be making a difference."

West

Legacy
in Metal

pacific precision metals
plans to carry on its
traditions of innovation.
When Pacific Precision Metals
Inc. manufactures a product, it makes
sure quality is present from the very
start. "Prior to production, we inspect
all raw materials, tools and dies, and
we conduct first-article inspections
of the parts," it says.
"During production, operators and
inspectors monitor parts with hard
gauges and other instruments," the
company continues. "A final, detailed
product inspection ensures that each
shipment meets specifications prior
to leaving the warehouse."
Based in Los Angeles, Pacific Precision Metals manufactures metal products, including commercial
washroom items, enclosures and cabinets, and institutional washroom and
furniture items. The company's history goes back to 1941, when Tubing Seal
Cap was formed in Azusa, Calif.
"Our founder came up with a creative solution to the problem of oil
leakage in farm tractors, with a uniquely designed seal, which in classic inventive fashion, he manufactured by
using a farm tractor engine to power a
makeshift metal press," the company
explains, noting that this marked the
first of several innovations.
"Over the years, Tubing Seal Cap
became a leader in deep draw and
hydroforming technology, which it
applied to products as widely varied
as doorknobs and the stub ends of aluminum baseball bats," it continues.
"By the early 1980s, an article in Peo88

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pacific precision metals' products include
commercial washroom items, enclosures
and cabinets, and institutional washroom
and furniture items.

ple magazine highlighted Tubing Seal
Cap as the manufacturer of the majority of the world's doorknobs."
In the late 1980s, private financial
buyers bought Tubing Seal Cap and
merged it with La Verne Metal Products, which specialized in sheet fabrication. This led to the creation of Pacific Precision Metals, a parent company.
Today, the company operates under the ownership of Triyar Capital,
which acquired it in November 2010.
"We possess the resources and knowhow necessary to meet the majority
of manufacturing challenges, and in
utilizing our assets, we will continue
to carry forth the tradition of achievement set forth by our founders and
predecessors," it says.

Doing Its Part
Pacific Precision Metals has committed itself to green initiatives. "Recycling cans is among the most positive
things that can be done to protect the
environment, and Pacific Precision
Metals is doing its part," the company says.
"We understand that the most
discouraging part of recycling is the
fact that cans just take up a lot of
space - they're difficult to bag, carry
and deposit at a recycling facility," it
says. "Back in 1983, Pacific Precision
Metals came up with an innovative
solution: a simple lever device that
compacts cans to minimum size for
transport and deposit."
This innovation, known as "The


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