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JAN 2018

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" We've always done processing, and we were really good at it using the equipment we had. This takes it to the next level. " Joe Klein, Klein Steel interested in learning more and get- ting better at it, rather than running away from that model." Evolution has been a consistent element for the 62-year-old com- pany. The company was founded in 1955 in Los Angeles by Marvin Tot- ten. The company spent five years in South Los Angeles, then another 38 in East Los Angeles before relo- cating to its current location in Azusa. Family patriarch Marvin gave way to his three sons. The last of his three boys, Tracy Totten, continued to oversee the operation until Tracy's retirement at the end of 2016, when leadership was transferred to the third generation, co-presi- dents Paul and Greg Totten. "We retired 125 years of experience over the last 12 months in just three people," Greg Totten says. "We've been hiring new people, doing a lot of structural work to prepare for the years ahead." Over the decades, Totten has grown outward from its Los Angeles roots. In 1981, the company opened its sec- ond location in the San Diego area in Santee. A third facil- ity followed in Phoenix in 2000, and the company moved into Northern California in 2011 with a location in Lath- rop. "We've tried a lot of things, but branch expansion has Totten Tubes at a Glance M Address: 500 Danlee St., Azusa, Calif., 91702 M Phone: 800-882-3748 M Fax: 626-812-0113 M Email: M Website: M Key Personnel: Greg Totten – president/CEO; Paul Totten – president/COO; Linda Furse – CFO; Staci Griffin – sales manager. Metal Center News — January 2018 ❘ 27 Service Center Profile: Totten Tubes Inc. M Locations, size: 4 locations, Azusa, Calif., 72,000 square feet; Lathrop, Calif., 40,000 square feet; Phoenix 20,000 square feet; Santee, Calif., 17,000 square feet. M Number of Employees: 100 M Products: A500 Round, Square and Rectangular, A1085 HSS, Mechanical HREW and DOM, Carbon Pipe, Stainless pipe and tube. M Processing: Laser processing, saw/ miter cutting, galvanizing and bending. Photo Left: Totten specializes in rectangular and square tubing, serv- ing the robust construction market in the Western United States. Totten Tubes commissioned a Mazak 3D Fabrigear 400 II laser processing line this summer, allowing it to process larger sections than most of its competitors. (Photos courtesy Totten Tubes) By Dan Markham, Senior Editor

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