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January 9, 2023  |   Posted In Uncategorized

Tolar Manufacturing Company now City of Los Angeles Certified Fabricator

Tolar Manufacturing Company, North America’s leader in the design and fabrication of award-winning transit shelters, has been approved by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) as a certified fabricator within the Aluminum, High Strength Steel, Light Gauge, Light Weight Steel and Stainless Steel categories with a specialty of Shelters and Canopies. This certification is recognized nationally as a respected quality control program.

“What a significant way to start out 2023,” said Gary Tolar, President and CEO of Tolar Manufacturing Company. “Having one of the most diverse portfolios in the industry requires standardized processes and finely tuned quality controls, which we’ve been committed to since we opened our doors over 30 years ago. Our team has worked hard to achieve both this designation from the City of L.A. and the Clark County Approved Fabricator certification that we’ve held for the last eight years.” The Approved Fabricator certification, issued by IAS-approved (International Accreditation Service) independent auditing agency Clark County Nevada’s Department of Building & Fire Prevention, is accepted as the quality standard by architects, contractors and building officials across North America.

The rigorous process to become a Certified Fabricator by the City of Los Angeles was led by Tolar Manufacturing’s Quality Control Manager Sergio Cortez, Engineering Manager Eli Meza and Senior Design Engineer Carlos Garcia. With a combined 40 years working on the Tolar team, all three passed the LADBS Approved Fabricator exam and are now certified Quality Control Inspectors. This certification means that all Tolar Manufacturing products and fabrication work performed by Tolar employees adhere with the building and safety requirements of the City of Los Angeles, assuring all Tolar customers in Los Angeles and across the United States of the company’s commitment to producing the highest quality street furniture and bus shelters. “This was a team effort as our design, manufacturing, and quality control departments worked together to achieve this certification,” commented Meza. “An important factor in our continued success is that all of our welders are AWS (American Welding Society) certified, meaning they are regularly tested so they adhere to strict industry quality and safety standards.”

The Los Angeles certification comes as Tolar Manufacturing Company announced in October 2022 that it had been selected as a collaborative partner by Tranzito-Vector to build 3,450 Next-Gen bus shelters for the City of Los Angeles over the next five years.

The Fabricator Roster published by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety can be found at

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