Assemblyman Travis Allen Honors Tiodize as the Small Business of the Year for the 72nd Assembly District
Founder, Thomas Adams singlehandedly built the company from a one-man operation to a multi-building facility
SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) recognized Tiodize as the 2014 Small Business of the Year for the 72nd Assembly District. Tiodize revolutionized the aerospace industry with the “Tiodize Process” and it has become a staple in various space, military and commercial programs since its development.
“It is my privilege to highlight the accomplishments of Mr. Thomas Adams, who is a clear example that with hard work, and dedication, the American dream can be achieved,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen. “It is extremely important that we support the entrepreneurial pursuit and job creators in our state. Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs in our economy, and I am glad to have the opportunity to honor Tiodize for their contributions to the 72nd District and all of California,” said Assemblyman Allen.
Tiodize was founded in 1966 by Thomas Adams to fill the need for a special coating to reduce galling and its associated effects on titanium parts used in high performance aircraft. This coating and method of application, now widely known as the “TIODIZE PROCESS”, has been specified for use on practically every major space, military and commercial aircraft program since its introduction. A pioneer in the Tribology field, Mr. Adams has seen his company grow from a one-man operation to a multi-building facility.
Every year, the California Small Business Association presents the Small Business of the Year Awards, which allow legislators to distinguish exceptional small businesses from their district. Recipients are invited to the Capitol for a day of events, which include an award luncheon where honorees are presented with an award from their legislator.