Specialized Coating Services is founded with one customer
with a need. Co-founders Rick Ramirez and Kim Atkins work nights and weekends
in a garage to find the solution for that customer.
Moves into a 2000 square foot facility in Fremont, CA.
working with four customers acquired through word of mouth. First four full
time employees are hired.
Is awarded first large volume account in addition to
servicing approximately twenty five accounts with the need for conformal
coating and potting.
Moves into a 6000 square foot facility in Hayward, CA and
grows to 35 employees.
Receives initial ISO 9001:2000 certification. The
customer base now expands to the military, aerospace, commercial and space
Purchases a 15,000 square foot facility in Fremont, CA
and grows to 60 employees. Receives ITAR registration and acquires additional
sensitive military projects. Mechanical sub-assembly and burn-in capabilities
are added to our resume.
Certifies to ISO 9001:2008. Receives Pelco Supplier
Quality Award. Potting and Encapsulation business doubles.
Even as the overall economy slows, Specialized Coating
Services experiences the most successful year in its history with growth in all
segments. Grows to 60 employees. A 3rd sprayer is added.
Along with the addition of a Potting and Encapsulation Process Engineer
with over 13 years of industry experience, the company invests in Sub-Assembly
and Burn-In capabilities. The company also hires its first two Program
Managers to work with our customers.
Due to its broad customer base spread over many
industries, the company is not significantly affected by the down
economy. It hires a Quality/Document Control specialist to control
and maintain documentation and perform internal audits. Replaces its
existing wash system with a state-of-the-art Aqueous Technologies Trident III
Duo Wash System. In addition to increasing the number of ovens throughout
the facility, Specialized Coating Services upgrades ESD controls by adding
overhead air ionizers and ESD continuous monitoring systems to all work
Specialized Coating once again experiences significant
growth in all segments of its business with a total of 75 employees. A 3rd
Program Manager is added to the staff to keep our lines of communication with
all of our customers strong. In addition, we strengthen our Finance and
Accounting area with the addition of a Controller. On the equipment side,
the company invested in an Aqueous Technologies Zero Ion Ionic Testing System,
3 Asyemtek systems, 3 Graco Pump systems, and a freezer for storing underfill
Thanks to the confidence of our customers in our
abilities and capabilities, the company again experiences amazing growth,
closing out the year with just over 100 employees. Several of
those new employees include a Sales and Marketing Manager; Supply Chain
Manager; Quality Engineer; and a Document Control Supervisor. In addition
to maintaining its ISO 9000:2008 certification, the company certifies for the
first time to ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007. Specialized Coating Services
announces the purchase of a 21,800 square foot facility next door to its
current facility in Fremont, bringing total square footage to 38,000!
2012 promises to be an exciting year.
In addition to its current capabilities of Conformal
Coating and Potting and Encapsulation, Specialized Coating Services will
offer Parylene Coating beginning early in 2012! The Parylene
coating equipment is already in-place as is our new Parylene Coating Manager,
who comes to us with over 10 years of experience in parylene coating.
The company also plans to certify to AS9100 during the first half
of the year.