History of Machinery Sales Co. (MASCO)
Machinery Sales Co. was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1938 by three individuals named Troop, MacConnell and Christanson to service, support and sell quality metal cutting machine tools.
Machinery Sales Co. was originally located on Santa Fe Avenue, the heart of Southern California’s machine tool industry at that time. During the early 1950’s, the company relocated to Leonis Blvd. in the city of Vernon and remained in that location until a dedicated machine tool distribution facility was constructed in 1980 which served the company very well for many years.
In 2001 the company was moved to its current facility in the City of Industry, California. Our current headquarters is a 12,000 sq. ft. is well suited for distribution of machine tools and customer support. We have a large display showroom with ample power and utilities for demonstrations and open houses. Additionally, a theater/classroom capable of seating 20 people provides an excellent location for customer seminars, CNC training and ongoing training of our salespeople.
Kimball Smith purchased the company in 1961 and was instrumental in the company’s growth and success until his retirement in the late nineties. Ownership of the Machinery Sales Co. has been passed to Gary Smith, who is Chairman. Gary has been with the company since 1979. Today the company is managed by Gary Smith and his partner, Garry Frost, President.
The company prides itself on representation of only high quality metal cutting machine tools, which are primarily CNC machines today (Computer Numerical Control). These product lines are produced worldwide from manufacturers who have production facilities around the globe, including the United States, Japan, Switzerland and Taiwan.
We specialize in providing factory trained specialists to install and/or repair the machines that we sell. In addition to these service technicians, we have applications engineers who provide training for both the programming and operation of these machines. We have a theater/classroom in Southern California, which provides an excellent environment for customer seminars, CNC training and ongoing training of our salespeople.
Our staffing includes a strong outside sales force covering our marketing area, a complete parts and service department, management team, accounting department, office administration, financing, inside sales, marketing support and shipping and receiving.
Over the years, Machinery Sales Co. has won many achievement awards for outstanding service and performance as well as Distributor of the Year awards.