Founded in 1950 by DJ “Lefty” Leiker, K&L has been a premier surface finisher for the military, aerospace, medical and commercial industries during the last six decades. K&L is proud to have more than half of all employees with tenures at the company of 20 or more years. Having been recognized as an EPA model and top shop in California, K&L would like to thank all its loyal customers for their business and support throughout the years.
K&L Anodizing congratulates Jose Toscano (pictured in center) for being a part of the K&L team for more than 40 years. Jose started in 1974 as a tankman at the age of 22—his first full-time job—and today, Jose is a head production foreman for K&L. During the last 42 years, Jose has been responsible for lending his expertise in processing thousands of anodizing jobs for the aerospace industry.
In 2016, K&L Anodizing is proud to announce the addition of N.D.T. / Penetrant Inspection to its list of Nadcap™-approved processes. Our new Responsible PT Level 3 Manager Rafael Hernandez, Jr., can be contacted for specification requirements and approvals.
K&L Anodizing enters its seventh year of proudly sponsoring a surface finishing class at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design. Working together with the Southern California Metal Finishing Association and the National Metal Finishing Association (NASF), this class allows students to tour the factory and learn about all aspects of the industry. K&L Anodizing senior staff then work with students to create unique, one-of-a-kind consumer items utilizing an element of surface finishing. Yearly, $20,000 in scholarship funds is awarded to the winning projects, displayed and selected by an esteemed panel of judges. Many of the past students in this class work in the industry today on design projects that incorporate anodizing and other surface finishing processes.