Marco Manriquez has been with Alliance Thread Rolling since starting the company some seven years ago, with two business partners – Ray Sanchez and David Goodreau. He bought out his two partners almost two years ago and he is now the sole owner. In terms of clients, Manriquez said Alliance has made a few parts for Space X. “We have made a transformation from small job shop to what we like to think is a great looking company,” he added.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have always been a guy who wanted more than just a 9 to 5 job working for other people and making them money. Why not do it for myself? We started the business seven years ago, Last year we topped $1 million in sales. As a growing company for the first six years, we were doing about $200,000 in sales. We’ve moved three times already. When I first established the business, I was in Burbank, then I came up to the Valencia and now I moved to another building here in Valencia. Those are some of the good things that have happened so far. 

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