History



In 1988 Don Widdifield had the vision and desire to start a precision sheetmetal company focused on providing high quality, reasonably priced metal products to the Silicon Valley. His passion quickly became a reality and Prompt Precision Metals was established.

Built on the ideals of uncompromising value and service, Don chose California's Central Valley for its low real estate costs, availability of lower cost labor and the close proximity to the Bay Area. Manufacturing operations began in a small rented facility with five employees and a small customer base. As the business grew the need to expand became imperative and the first owner occupied building was purchased in 1994.



By 1996 Don increased the plant size to 25,000 square feet and had a team of 35 employees. From the onset, Don realized that vertically integrated manufacturing would be a clear benefit towards meeting the rapidly changing industry and provide customers the convenience of having all manufacturing processes available in one facility. In 1996, Don added powder paint, wet paint, and silk screening, followed by CNC machining in 1997, and value added assembly in 2000. In 2001 Prompt moved to a newly built, ultra modern 50,000 square foot facility specifically constructed and tailored to maximize process efficiencies and sustain the continued commitment to lean manufacturing. In 2008, to celebrate 20 years in business, Don updated the company name to Prompt Precision Manufacturing. The new name more accurately represents the enhanced scope and forward moving direction of the company in today's global environment.



Today, Prompt occupies 75,000 square feet of factory space, housing the most up-to-date equipment in the industry, employs a workforce of over 70 people, and provides services and products to an extensive customer base of OEM's and Contract Manufacturers. From the humble beginnings to today's world class facility, Prompt Precision Manufacturing has held to our belief of "Value, Honesty, and Integrity."