Very few companies have the wealth of experience possessed by North Star, a leading metal working company since 1957. From that first day, when we began making metal tubing for early TV antennas, we have emphasized quality, honesty and respect toward our customers. We pride ourselves not only on our advanced technology and eco-friendly manufacturing processes, but also on our long-term client relationships. From our 140,000-square foot facility, comprising four interconnected buildings in Gardena, California, we provide the highest-caliber service, built upon:
- Experienced, well-trained staff
- Engineering design consultation
- Full custom capabilities
- Complete job accountability
- Flexible shipping resources
- Dedicated one-on-one customer service
In our mind, a product is only as good as the people behind it. At North Star Company, those people know that nothing we manufacture leaves the plant until it has been tested, checked and re-checked for quality and performance. Here are some of the important steps we take to ensure the highest standards and best results.
- Comprehensive testing
- Documented inspection process
- Ongoing monitoring throughout manufacturing
- Bar coding for precision tracking and accountability
- Approval redundancies for maximum control
North Star has a hand in a wide range of industries, with solutions from the quite simple to the very complex. We take the time to learn the important details of your business. This means not only providing expert advice, but also listening to your suggestions and concerns.
We invite you to review the many industries we serve.
- Bathroom Fixtures
- Construction – Commercial and Residential
- Electronic Enclosures
- Home & Office Furniture
- RV and Mobile Home
- Windows and Doors
North Star’s California plant operates as part of our growing network of roll-forming and extruding factories and services. Assisting customers throughout the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico, we provide a single-source solution that can meet all of your production and delivery needs. This network bolsters our services throughout North America, ensuring:
- Superior Quality
- Wider Selection
- Greater Reliability
- Faster Delivery
We’ve compiled some of the questions most frequently asked of us. Hopefully, these will give you any additional information you need. Remember, you’re always welcome to Contact Us for a personal response.
What are the benefits of roll forming?
Roll forming can produce a high volume of parts that display greater uniformity and consistency from end to end, in almost unlimited lengths. The process reduces and even eliminates multiple stage operations such as notching, punching, welding and more. You can roll form a wide variety of metals, in addition to aluminum, while achieving close tolerances often not possible with other processes.
What should I know when designing a part for roll forming?
When possible, it’s advantageous to design with stronger, yet lighter metals that help to maintain your product’s structural integrity. Combining several simple components is also very helpful in creating a single complex shape because this often eliminates fasteners and minimizes labor time. And remember that long parts are ideal candidates for roll forming, allowing you to include different features such as holes, notches or other markings without interruption.
What is the range of thicknesses that your machines can handle?
Our versatile machines can deliver roll-formed product in thicknesses from .005” to .1046” (up to 12 gauge).
Do you have experience with roll forming exotic materials?
North Star has experience roll forming a wide range of materials, from ferrous metals such as steel, stainless and galvannealed, to non-ferrous metals like aluminum, brass, copper and composites.
How tight can tolerances be held?
Tolerances vary as to the parts being roll formed, as well as to their applications. Please share information about your part and usage with us, and we will provide an honest answer about the tolerances we can meet.
Why should I consider roll forming my parts?
Roll forming is an excellent choice if you are looking for a process that allows easy customization, is economical and manufactured in a relatively short period of time. With roll forming, you can look forward to outstanding strength/weight ratio and compatibility with various complementing operations such as punching, piercing or bending. Because there is minimal waste with roll forming, it serves as an environmentally responsible manufacturing method.
Why is North Star a good choice for my roll-forming needs?
North Star offers years of roll-forming experience, operating from a 140,000-square foot manufacturing plant that is interconnected with numerous sister companies and locations. Featuring more than 40 different roll-forming lines, we handle all types of custom jobs in steel, copper, aluminum and stainless. Responsive turnaround, full tooling capabilities and a team that is dedicated to stringent quality control make us a company that you can choose with confidence.
Does North Star ship throughout the U.S.?
Yes, North Star can ship coast to coast in the United States, as well as to Canada, Mexico and other North American destinations.
How much lead time do you require to complete a roll-forming order?
The amount of time required, from order to delivery of your roll-formed parts, is dependent upon the volume of your product and the size and shape of your design. We always strive to expedite your order and we are happy to discuss with you any special timelines that you might have.
Your future can be as bright as you want it to be when working with the North Star Company, which values and promotes individual development and advancement. We recruit people who are dedicated to improving their lives through creative thinking and positive teamwork.
You are invited to apply for a position with our company, where you will have every opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills and prosper. Though work applications must be filled out in person at our facility, you can speed up the process by submitting a resume of your work experience through our Internet portal. We fully protect and respect the privacy of your online submission.