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them to boast of great employees,
several product patents, and for some
products they actually double the efficiency and throughput of any of their
competitors.
Western Saw is an innovative
and modern company that has stood
the test of time, launching in 1930 in
Los Angeles as a repair shop, sharpening knives and scissors, under the
guidance of first generation owner
Waldemar Christian Nielsen.
After World War II, Western Saw
expanded and established themselves as a manufacturer of circular
saw blades and band saws. In 1947
Western Saw manufactured their first
Diamond Core saw. Diamond cores
were a breakthrough and known for
their reliability and durability.
In the late 1970's and early
1980's Western Saw started upgrading
their machinery to become more and
more automated. This was the start of
the third generation's leadership, with

Kevin and Kraig Baron beginning a new
era of innovation and technology.
In 1991 Western Saw moved to
Los Angeles, and in 1998 purchased
land and built a state-of-the-art 70,000
sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Oxnard.
Today Western Saw manufactures
an extensive line of products including cores, tubes, carbide blanks, and
custom laser cutting for the automotive
and aerospace industries.
Even though Western Saw
has its set of operating challenges in
California, the company finds a way to
continue it's 85-year evolution through
four generations from scissor sharpener to precise diamond core saw
manufacturer. A true California Champion of Manufacturing, Western Saw
brings tremendous economic activity
to southern California with cutting edge
machining and phenomenal jobs for the
people of Oxnard. Let's make sure we
keep companies like them operating in
California for decades to come.

Raul Cervantes
37-year employee started as a
machine operator, working his
way up to production supervisor.

I started in the
maintenance
department, I was
promoted to the
lead man position
in the punch press
department. Next I was
promoted to assistant
production supervisor
and finally promoted to
production supervisor.
I'm very happy with my
career and promotions.
Western Saw has given
me the opportunity for
growth and security for
me and my family."

Laser department.

Flattening / leveling plates on CNC leveler.

Western Saw, Oxnard CA.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide

"Builders of the West"– October 1, 1921
President's Message
Then & Now
State of California Manufacturing
Modernize California Laws for Leading Edge Manufacturing
New Digital Marketplace to Bolster Manufacturers
Two CNC Machining Shops Investing in California
CMTA Changing of the Guard
CompanyWeek Comes to California
A Successful History of Manufacturing Services at CMTA
The Future of Policy Making is Grassroots
CMTA Associate Spotlight
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Intro
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - cover1
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - cover2
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 3
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - "Builders of the West"– October 1, 1921
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - President's Message
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Then & Now
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 7
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - State of California Manufacturing
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 9
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Modernize California Laws for Leading Edge Manufacturing
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - New Digital Marketplace to Bolster Manufacturers
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Two CNC Machining Shops Investing in California
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 23
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - CMTA Changing of the Guard
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - CompanyWeek Comes to California
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - A Successful History of Manufacturing Services at CMTA
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - The Future of Policy Making is Grassroots
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - CMTA Associate Spotlight
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