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Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Posted: March 31, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: March 31, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Bayless is…

Engineering, Manufacturing, and Finishing

Bayless is…

Quality, Reliability, and Integrity

Bayless is…

A proud member of the Santa Clarita Valley community.

Look at Bayless Engineering & Manufacturing today, and you wouldn’t think that it all started with one man in 1978. That’s when Earl Bayless opened a 1,200-square-foot machine shop in Sylmar. Nose to the grindstone, he kept at it, building a strong business and eventually outgrowing that Sylmar shop.

Earl moved his family to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1984, and the company soon followed, moving to Valencia in 1987. Things have only gotten better since.

Bayless continued to invest in buying other businesses – from sheet metal to powder coating – and bolstering his offerings. The opportunity for growth in work, buildings and an employee base – plus the community in general – has kept Bayless firmly rooted here.

What was once a 1,200-square-foot shop has grown to comprise several buildings totaling 160,000 square feet with more than 200 employees.

Among the most popular services Bayless provides are contract manufacturing and powder coating. In addition, we provide silk screening for our main manufactured products, including sheet metal enclosures for builders of manufacturing equipment, computers, medical equipment, car charging kiosks and more.

Even through a recession that dealt a hard, painful blow to businesses in every sector – especially manufacturing – Bayless has remained strong. There were difficult decisions to make, including drastically reducing the workforce and trimming back the workweek.

However, Bayless emerged from that with a core group of workers intact, and in the past two years, the company has seen steady increases in hiring and revenue.

"It is very satisfying to me to see how Bayless has grown in a way I never envisioned," Earl Bayless said. "The keys to our success have been hiring the right people, not being afraid to take opportunities, upgrading technology, as well as purchasing state of the art equipment."

For more information on Bayless Engineering and Manufacturing visit or call (661) 257-3373.


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