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WE POUR PROFITS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS.

Our Mission

Here at LA Aluminum, we believe manufacturing is the heartbeat of America. We take great pride in providing the highest quality aluminum castings manufactured today. From humble beginnings, the Oswald's mission statement lives on at LA Aluminum today: "Every customer is critical to our success. We gladly serve each with a commitment to excellence, and the willingness to do whatever it takes to provide service that's exceptional."

Our History

For seventy years, LA Aluminum has been serving customers by specializing in permanent mold aluminum casting.

LA Aluminum was founded in Culver City, California as Los Angeles Aluminum Casting in 1947 by Robert Oswald, Sr. and his wife, Helen. This two person operation began as a small shop in a Quonset hut. In the beginning, Helen would pour the castings and prepare shipments as Robert Sr. brought in new business.

The business grew very quickly and the expanding operation was relocated to Gardena, California. Further growth necessitated another move to Harbor City, California in 1966. In 1972 the Oswald's moved yet again to their now present location in Hayden, Idaho, and shortened the company name to LA Aluminum Casting Company.

In 1979 Robert Oswald Jr. became President and CEO. Robert had apprenticed under his father for ten years in the plant before assuming responsibility for LA Aluminum. After taking the lead he spurred the company's growth. Melting, heat-treating, and machining capabilities have all grown under his supervision. In the 1990's LA Aluminum added CNC machining and began computerizing many of their operations. Since then, LA Aluminum has continued to purchase state of the art foundry equipment, new machining centers, installing powder coating lines, erecting new buildings, and investing in programs that have kept LA Aluminum at the forefront of the competition. These investments have increased capacity and paved the way for new products and customers.

LA Aluminum continues to be a family owned company with some customers that has been with us for more than 50 years. Many of our employees have been with us for decades and provide a unity in purpose that few others can offer. Every member of LA Aluminum makes us the great company we are today.

With our acquired knowledge from over 68 years of experience and our focus on continuous improvement, we will continue to provide the best permanent mold castings available to our customers. We have the equipment, the tools, and most importantly, we have the people committed to lead the industry. LA Aluminum Casting produces the highest quality products at competitive prices. We are a single source manufacturer, committed to our customer's needs.

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2016
2016: LA Aluminum continues to be a family-owned company. Some of our customers have been with us for more than 50 years. Many of our employees have been with us for decades, and they provide a unity in purpose.
2014
2014: Granddaughter Sarah Oswald becomes Sales and Marketing Manager, creating a third generation of leadership to LA Aluminum.
1990
1990's: LA Aluminum adds CNC machining and begins computerizing many of its operations. LA Aluminum purchases state-of-the-art foundry equipment and new machining centers, installs powder coating lines, erects new buildings, and invests in new programs that keep the company at the forefront of the competition.
1979
1979: Robert Oswald, Jr. becomes President and CEO after apprenticing under his father for 11 years. He spurs the company's growth, particularly in melting, heat-treating, and machining capabilities.
1972
1972: The Oswald’s move to their current location in Hayden, Idaho. They shorten the business name to LA Aluminum Casting Company.
1968
1968: Son Robert Oswald, Jr. begins working part time, gaining valuable knowledge and adding to his skills.
1966
1966: Further growth necessitates a move to larger facilities in Harbor City, California.
1957
1957: Ten years after opening its doors, the business experiences significant growth and the expanding operation relocates to Gardena, California.
1947
1947: Los Angeles Aluminum Casting Company is founded in Culver City, California by Robert Oswald, Sr. and his wife, Helen. This two-person operation begins as a small shop in a Quonset hut. Helen pours castings and prepares shipments as Robert Sr. brings in new business.

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