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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.”
With our acquired knowledge from over 70 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 also a single source manufacturer committed to our customer’s needs.
For over seventy years, LA Aluminum has been serving customers high quality permanent mold aluminum castings.
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 as a result the expanding operation was relocated to Gardena, California. Further growth necessitated another move to Harbor City, California in 1966. Later 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. Since then, melting, heat treating, and also machining capabilities have all grown under his supervision. In the 1990s, LA Aluminum added CNC machining and began computerizing many of their operations. Since then, they have continued to purchase state of the art foundry equipment, new machining centers and installing powder coating lines. In addition, they’ve erected new buildings and invested in programs that have kept LA Aluminum at the forefront of the competition. As a result, 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 have been with us for more than 50 years. In addition, 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.