About Us

LA Gauge

L.A. Gauge is an ultraprecision and optics manufacturing company that serves the aerospace and defense industries. We produce some of the most complex and critical components in defense, and we deliver them on time.

As the #1 beryllium machining company in the country, L.A. Gauge demonstrates American precision at its best. We hold machining tolerances to within 40 millionths of an inch (1 micron), and polishing tolerances to within billionths of an inch (1 Angstrom).

Core Values

Attention to Detail

We are meticulous in the preparation, review, and execution of our tasks. We put in extra effort because we believe there is no such thing as a “small mistake” in our environment.

Full Ownership

We follow through on the issues we are tasked with and measure success on both individual performance and team outcomes. We devote time, effort, and perspective to doing our part and supporting others to get the job done.

Humbly Confident

We show our humility through asking questions, admitting mistakes, and supporting any approach that may be different or better than our own. We are confident in our ability to take on a job because we are prepared.

Root Cause Focus

We work as a team to dig deep and identify the real issues and their fundamental root causes. We use our energy to discuss and solve the issues, rather than assigning blame.

Respect for Others

We go out of our way to show respect toward one another. We value the dignity of every person.

Company History

L.A. Gauge was founded in 1954 as a precision gauge manufacturer. It soon expanded into gauge tolerance production parts, exotic metals and ceramic parts. In 1968, we designed and constructed our current primary 30,000+ sq. ft. manufacturing facility, which includes environmental controls for ultra precision measurement and safe handling of exotic metals. In 2007, we expanded our capabilities by adding a metal optics polishing department.

L.A. Gauge’s plant was designed specifically for handling Beryllium and other exotic materials. The facility has a working Metrology Laboratory with temperature and humidity controls, and a Class 100 Laminar Flow Clean Room for LOX cleaning, assembly, and packaging solutions.

Now celebrating over 55 years of operation, L.A. Gauge is an innovator in lean manufacturing practices and is the one-stop shop for the tightest machining requirements of America’s leading aerospace firms.

The Gauge Way

Value Add Communication

• Communicate LA Gauge capabilities
• Clarify customer needs
• Determine partnership fit
• Provide quotation

Door to Floor Planning Process

• Review contract requirements
• Lead producibility discussions
• Develop and validate plan for production

Delivery of Parts to Spec and Schedule

• Communicate production progress
• Certify and document compliance
• Meet quality and delivery commitments

Capstone Closeout Process

• Evaluate quality and production performance
• Evaluate quality and production performance
• Collect customer feedback

Investment in continuous improvement and customer partnerships