Votaw Precision Technologies
Walt and Maxine Votaw did not envision their small company, Votaw Precision Technologies, as a major contributor to the aerospace industry when they opened their doors on April 1, 1963, in a rural area of Santa Fe Springs, California. With three employees, Votaw Precision tackled its first job for ITT Cannon.
By 1984, Votaw had expanded to 150 employees and was nationally recognized as a premier manufacturing facility engaged in the design and production of precision components, fixtures, tools, ground support equipment, pressure vessels and other related items for the aerospace and commercial industries. Votaw’s efforts were contributing to nationally significant projects such as Wrap Mandrels for the Space Shuttle SRB’s, Pusher Sleds for Test Rockets, Fuel Handling Containers, Pressure Vessels, Large Mandrels, Oil Field Equipment and a Multi-Mirror Telescope for the Smithsonian Institute.