ABOUT US

To deliver the best engineering and manufacturing products in our industry, with a commitment to sustainable profitability and growth for our employees and shareholders.

To be a process driven company built for lasting success and future generations.

OUR
VISION

To be a process driven company built for lasting success and future generations.

To deliver the best engineering and manufacturing products in our industry, with a commitment to sustainable profitability and growth for our employees and shareholders.

OUR
MISSION

To deliver the best engineering and manufacturing products in our industry, with a commitment to sustainable profitability and growth for our employees and shareholders.

Martinez and Turek is dedicated to uniting both the capabilities of a large-scale establishment and the attentiveness of a small business. 40 years of expertise and commitment has seen M&T grow into a fully turnkey operation. Each and every employee, many of whom have been with us for decades, is fully committed to upholding our original values of craftsmanship, personal service, and excellence. 

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To be a process driven company built for lasting success and future generations.

OUR STORY

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In 1980, Larry Martinez had been working as a machinist for most of his adult life. Tired of a long commute and working for someone else, he decided that he wanted to be his own boss and start his own machine shop. Together with Don Turek, a coworker from his last machine shop, they began laying the foundations of Martinez and Turek, Inc. (M&T).  The two of them took out loans and mortgages on their houses, bought a few machines, and set up shop in a 1,100 unit in Corona, CA.

Within a few months, Larry Martinez had recruited his 20-year-old son, Tom Martinez, and Larry Tribe, another coworker from his last job. Instead of buying a new car, Tom invested his money into the business. It turned out to be a good move because, with the addition of well-connected Larry Tribe, the company had seen incredible growth in the first year. By September of 1980, the company had grown to a 3,300 sqft facility with 12 employees, even though just a few short months ago they had not even been able to afford to pay themselves. 

10 years later, the company was thriving and outgrowing facilities every few years. With employment of 165 people and a 36,000+ sqft facility, M&T expanded their capabilities even further and hired three engineers in 1991. M&T quickly became known as a premier manufacturing job shop due to the comprehensive concurrent design-and-build ethos that had come with the hiring of the engineers. By 2000, the company had handled multiple multi-million dollar contracts and become the livelihood for over a hundred people, many of which are still with the company to this day. M&T has continued to distinguish itself in the 21st century, with notable projects including work for the Atlas V and Antares launch. Three of the founders, with Larry Martinez retired, are still highly involved in the company. With the help of the dedicated M&T family and loyal customers, M&T will continue to grow and serve generations to come.

Tom and Larry Martinez at our first 1,100 sqft facility
Don Turek
Martinez and Turek's first location and family
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A Family Business: Tom and brother Jacob are pictured in our early years
Larry Martinez, one of our founders
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Company founded by Larry Tribe, Larry Martinez, Don Turek and Tom Martinez.  Five employees in a 1,100 square foot facility located on Pomona Road in Corona, CA.

Moved to a new location on 3rd Street in Corona, CA increasing the total space to 3,300 square feet with 12 employees.

 

Expanded 3rd Street facility to 4,000 square feet and consolidated original facility equipment to the second building at this location.  Added a 9,000 square foot fabrication/welding facility located on Consumer Circle in Corona, CA.  Company employment reaches 45.

Leased additional 2000 square foot for one year to support a Thiokol Program on Railroad Road in Corona.

 

Added CNC machining to core competencies.

 

Purchased land and constructed a 36,000 square foot facility at Lincoln Avenue, Riverside, CA

 

Moved to Lincoln Avenue, Riverside, CA.  Company grew to 165 employees at this location.

 

Leased 2000 square foot facility at Adams Avenue, Riverside CA.  Added design capabilities to the company with the hiring of three engineers.

 

Purchased and moved to present location at 300 South Cedar Avenue, Rialto, CA.

Began multi-million dollar program for Halter Marine to design & build transporter/trailer for Navy vessels.

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Expanded design capabilities to complete engineering systems (to accommodate large scale transporters and complex prototype equipment).

 

Multi-million dollar design & build project for Lockheed Martin to transport & erect Atlas III.

 

Multi-million dollar design & build project for Aerojet to transport and erect their solid rocket motor.

 

Designed and built transporter for United Launch Alliance's Atlas V core vehicle

 

Multi-million dollar design & build project for Orbital Sciences, an erector for their Antares launch vehicle.

 

Completed on-site test pad to accommodate test and evaluation of complete Transporter/Erector Systems.

Entered into a Mentor-Protégé with Orbital Sciences. This is a three-year program sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency. This program provides assistance to M&T in all disciplines of the company to improve product delivery to all of M&T’s customers.