About Us

Making Precision Machine-Ready Blanks Since 1956

Founded in 1956, TCI Precision Metals is a value-added metals distributor producing close tolerance Machine-Ready Blanks from aluminum, stainless steel, and other alloys. Precision sawing, waterjet cutting, grinding, duplex milling, flattening, and finishing operations make TCI a one stop materials source for precision Machine-Ready Blanks.

TCI Precision Metals is ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified and committed to continuous improvement with documented quality management and manufacturing processes that ensure repeatable accuracy from part to part.

Delivering close tolerance precision blanks on time has guided TCI Precision Metals since its inception and continues today. Optimized equipment and focused resources allow TCI to efficiently produce consistently high-quality precision blanks. This value is passed to manufacturers and job shops looking to produce more finished parts, faster.

Our History

TCI Precision Metals (formerly TCI Aluminum) was founded in 1956 by Burt Belzer and two partners. 64 years later, it is a third-generation led, family-owned business, with a focus on customer partnerships and strong core values. Our dedication to our early motto “Good Parts. On Time. Period.” drives our decisions every day to be the best supplier and partner we can.

The early days of TCI saw us selling handles, knobs, fasteners, tool steel, and tooling specialties. Almost immediately after founding, we built an aluminum plate saw to produce tooling plates to hang our tooling hardware on. In the coming years TCI has added Blanchard grinding, double-disc grinding, duplex milling, a vast array of sawing equipment, finishing equipment and high-precision CNC equipment.

In 1956, we also patented our own line of threaded inserts called E-Z LOK. This line of inserts is designed for use in soft metals like aluminum, magnesium, and cast iron. The E-Z LOK design allows users to repair damaged or worn out threads without the need for special taps or installation tools. Over the years this brand has expanded to include inserts for wood and plastic, as well as a line of helical inserts for metal.

Our Core Values


Protecting the health of employees, customers and our environment.


Deliver what we promise.Meeting or exceeding internal and external customer expectations.


Listen, understand and value others.Treat others how you wish to be treated.


Keeping promises.Knowing and doing what is right.


Taking ownership for behavior and decisions.Be reliable and accountable to others.


Work together and share ideas to achieve common goals.


Organized, clean and functional. No waste.


Enjoy yourself and help others do the same.