Spencer Diecasting Co.
6358 Wilmington Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90001
William “Bill” Jordan was working for Alloy as a die casting machine operator until the war. Bill Jordan was drafted December 2nd, 1941 into the Army 187th Engineers. After the war, Bill returned to Alloy but wanted to become a tool and die maker so he went to Spencer Die Casting as a tool and die maker.
From 1946 to 1969 Spencer Die Casting grew as a die casting company and made tooling for other die casting companies. In 1969 Bill Jordan got ownership and became a partner with JB Spencer. Carl Spencer left the company and went to work for Del Mar.
In 1970, the owners of Spencer Die Casting, JB Spencer and Bill Jordan, bought Reliable Die Casting in Los Angeles and moved their die making operation to Reliable’s location. Reliable was a die casting company that made diecasting parts.
During the years 1969 through 1975 Daniel “Tom” Jordan worked part time for his dad, Bill Jordan during summers and after school. From 1976 through 1986 Tom worked on and off at SDC as needed.
January 14th 1991, Tom Jordan bought out JB Spencer and purchased Spencer Die Casting. JB died soon afterward in May 1992 Carl Spencer also died in 1992. Bill Jordan stayed involved with Tom part time to help and direct operations. Bill remained active in the business many years. Bill is 86 years old and lives in Fullerton, California.
October 13th 2000, Spencer Die Casting had a fire that took away one third of the building. A lot was lost in the fire that included the bonded storage room, the secondary process room and die storage room. One third of the building was never rebuilt. Tom Jordan lost a lot of money replacing lost items and he lost some of his desire to continue operations.
In May 2006, Tom Jordan was given notice that his lease was not going to be renewed and he needed to move out after 35 years in one location. Tom could not move his company and serve his customers, so Tom sold the assets and goodwill to Kinetic Die Casting.
Tom Jordan is consulting Kinetic Die Casting on the many jobs that he transferred with his many years of experience.