Criterion was established in 1935 as a job shop in Beverly Hills, California. We produced parts for many industries as well as the movie industry. In 1953, we moved our operation to Costa Mesa, California to better service the defense industry.
We have specialized in precision boring products.
05 March 2013
Made in Beverly Hills
When a company is 76 years old it will have many interesting stories. One of our stories comes from a trade show attendee who stop by our booth. He brought a boring head that Criterion had made when the company was located in Beverly Hills, California. He was kind enough to give us the boring head shown below so we could add it to our display case of Criterion Boring Heads.
1940's Criterion Boring Head on Moore Jig Bore Shank
This is his story about the history of the boring head. His grandfather purchased the boring head from Criterion in the late 1940's (he was not sure of the exact year) and used it in his job shop for many years. His grandfather then sold the business to his dad who continued using the boring head. His dad then sold him the shop and he continued to used it because it still produced accurate bores. He decided to retire the boring head and purchasing a new Criterion Boring head. He knew we were going to be at the show and thought we might like to have a piece of our history.
60+ Years of Service in Manufacturing
This boring head has been owned by three generations of a manufacturing family. It is a tribute to not only Criterion but another family business that has survived for three generations. Criterion has always been proud of the quality and durability of the products we produce. We appreciate the loyalty of our customers and hope they continue to use Criterion's products for generations to come.