Company News

April 2010
This month we took delivery on our Trumpf Trulaser 1030 Laser Cutter which can accomodate up to 10'x5' sheets and thicknesses up to 1/4" stainless steel & 5/8" mild steel. In addition, we have added a GROB Vertical Bandsaw for decorative tubing work as well as sheetmetal cuting. We look forward to both of these additions helping greatly to expand our capabilities. Click here for equipment photos

December 2008
This year we have continued to expand upon our capabilities by purchasing a number of new types of equipment for tube forming. This includes a Fein tubing notcher and deburrer, a Baileigh tube roller, and an RMD tube bender for tight radius bends. These purchases will expand our capabilities with handrailings as well as new and interesting sneezeguard designs. We also are looking at expanding into related industries such as custom automotive and motorcycle fabrication services.

Although the past year was not as busy as previous years, it was still a successful year thanks to the hard work and dedication of all our employees. As such I would like to thank all our employees as well as our suppliers and our customers for another successful year.

As with each year, the shop will be closed for the holidays from December 23rd at noon until January 5th, 2009 at 6:00 a.m.

Dave Carr, President

February 2008
We added our first fabrication video to our website so that you can see how our products are fabricated. Click here for copper countertop video

December 2007
We took delivery on our new Baileigh PR609 plate rolls which will greatly enhance our capabilities on both our residential and commercial sides. Click here for equipment photos

As in the past years I want to take this opportunity to thank all our employees, customers and suppliers for helping us have another great year. Please remember, we will be closed for business from noon on December 21, 2007 until January 2, 2008.

Dave Carr - President

November 2007
This month we took delivery on our second Strippit punch, our Baileigh bandsaw, and our ESAB Hydrocut waterjet all of which will help to expand our capabilities as well as production of our C&S Solutions cold rails. Click here for equipment photos

August 2007
The month began with our annual company bar-b-que at Felicita Park. As with last year all the families had a great time. Click here for bbq photos.

Also, this month we upgraded our aging air compressor system to accomodate the growing demands of newer equipment and higher usage. Click here for equipment photos

We have continued on with our residential work at a consistent pace as well as experiencing exponential growth in our C&S Solutions cold rail sales as well as increased pharmaceutical/medical equipment sales.

July 2007
This month our company indoor soccer team took first place in the playoffs of The San Marcos Indoor Soccer League, Division II, after many finals as runners up. We also gained promotion to the first division.Click here for a team photo

The month ended with our company trip to the Del Mar Race track. It was once again a fantastic day at the races for everyone.

June 2007
Again the residential kitchen we built for Trey Foshee, head chef @ George's at the Cove was featured in a publication. This time in national publication, Food & Wine magazine.
Click here for the magazine article

April 2007
This month we added another piece of equipment to help expand our capabilities. We purchased a 100ton capacity Edwards Ironworker which can punch holes and cut up to 3/4" thick stainless steel bar or 1" thick steel bar as well as cut up to 1" round stainless steel rod.
Click here for equipment photos

February 2007
The residential kitchen we built for Trey Foshee, head chef @ George's at the Cove was featured in a San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper article.
Click here for the newspaper article

January 2007
A project we were involved in was featured in Palm Springs Life magazine this month. We fabricated stainless steel backsplash at the cooking line. We customized the purchased cooking equipment line-up into a unitary fixture as well as customizing the purchased exhaust hood. In addition, we built a custom drink rail and bar equipment at the bar area.
Click here for the magazine article

December 2006
Again, I would like to thank all our employees, all our suppliers, and, most importantly, all our customers for making this another successful year.

Dave Carr, President

September 2006
Another project we were involved in was featured in San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles. We fabricated stainless steel enclosures, shelves, and countertop for the kitchen as well as stainless steel fence posts for the exterior.
Click here for the magazine article front page and kitchen photos

The end of this month we welcomed Chris Fonseca on board as our project coordinator and purchasing agent. Todd Thompson will be assuming field sales, site visit, and bidding duties.

August 2006
This was an extremely busy month for us.

First we had our annual Crown Steel day at the Del Mar Racetrack.

Next we received our new manufacturing equipment including a 12' x 1/4" capacity shear, a 14' x 175ton capacity press brake, and a cad controlled plasma cutter. This new equipment will greatly expand our capabilities.
Click here for equipment photos

Finally, we had our first annual Crown Steel BBQ @ Felicita Park in Escondido which was a good time for all our employees and their families.
Click here for BBQ photos

June 2006
A residential kitchen we were involved with won Best Professional Kitchen in the June edition of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles. Although the custom reversed hammered hood we fabricated was not pictured in the article, the hood and it's hammered copper finish were mentioned as key elements of the design. The oval shaped hood is shown under our residential kitchen gallery.

May 2006
Our company indoor soccer team took second place in the San Marcos Men's League after a hard fought final game against Hunter Industries. Final score Hunter Industies 4-3 Crown Steel Mfg.
Click here for a team photo

December 2005
I would like to thank all our employees, all our suppliers, and, most importantly, all our customers for helping make this a successful year.

Please keep in mind that we will be closing on December 23 at 10:00 a.m. for our Christmas party and will not reopen until January 2, 2006. As such we all wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Dave Carr - President

November 2005
Our new architectural gallery, which will include fireplace, handrailing, furniture and miscellenious fabrication projects, is now online. Please feel free to visit and come back for future additions to all our galleries.

October 2005
On our commercial side, we are pleased to announce the availability of our patented Pan Chillers with NSF 7 approval under the brand name C&S Solutions. These units offer ease of maintenance & cleaning as well as flexibility of food pan configurations. For more information and pricing, please contact our distributer

  • R.W. Smith & Co. at (800) 841-6161.

    September 2005
    Stay tuned for new photos of residential kitchens and our new architectural gallery including fireplace & handrailing projects.

    August 2005
    We are expanding into some new markets such as custom metal handrailings.

    July 2005
    We proudly announce our inclusion in the July issue of North San Diego Living Magazine as the subject of an article.

    June 2005
    Our focus on expanding the residential division of our business has made great strides over the first six months of the year with this segment consisting of 20% of our business currently compared to 5% of our business at the same time last year.

    May 2005
    We have completed a very successful first five months of the year. This has been due to an increased focus on new markets and increased production by our employees. I would like to thank everyone here for the hard work.
    Dave Carr - President

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